No matter who you are, you can help ensure that your community gets a complete count and its fair share of representation and resources. Below are just some of the ways different people and organizations can help.
- Get up to speed on 2020 Census basics and frequently-asked questions so you can help inform family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers
- Find out whether you live in or work with a neighborhood where we expect to need to do extra outreach to get a good count
- Learn about and apply for Census 2020 jobs
- Become a Census Partner or just learn more for now
For nonprofits, churches, businesses, and neighborhoods
- Hand out or email the one-page 2020 Census at a Glance fact sheet
- Request a presentation tailored to your organization, business, or the families you serve
- When April 1, 2020 rolls around, host a kiosk – a computer with internet and Census information – to help people respond online
- If you work with families with young children, help close the gap for the group with the worst undercount
For foundations and philanthropists
- Check out the 2020 Census Funders Tool Kit
- Watch the video: Making the Census Count for Young Children: A Funder Strategy Conversation
- Join the FCI Working Group for more resources and to connect with other funders working on Census 2020 issues
For city and county governments
- Download Preparing for the 2020 Census, a National League of Cities Municipal Action Guide
- Learn about Complete Count Committees, a powerful tool to draw on local knowledge and wisdom, local relationships, and other local assets to collaborate on the shared goal of a complete count
- Get guidance and tools for outreach from the Census Bureau’s Community Outreach Toolkit
More Census 2020 information
- What is the Census and why does it matter?
- What motivates people to respond to the Census or keeps them from doing so?
- Which of our community members and neighborhoods are considered “hard-to-count”?
last updated 3/5/2019