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2020 U.S. Census

GSBA created this webpage as an online resource for school boards and school districts to build awareness, understanding and action steps for the United States Census.

The Census has been in existence since 1790 and is conducted every 10 years as a count of all people living in the United States. The U.S. Census determines how federal funding is distributed to the states, how lines are drawn for congressional representation and helps our state and communities plan for the future.

The Census counts are directly related to programs that help fund school programs, ranging from school lunches, special education, and healthcare. It supports communities by providing money for transportation, healthcare, and many other services we rely on every day.

The census is: convenient, safe, confidential, readily accessible online, in person or by mail.

 

Online Resources:

For information on Georgia’s efforts: https://census.georgia.gov

Materials Toolkit- for use in local communities. (plans, timelines, campaign materials, messages, public relations messages, marketing materials): https://census.georgia.gov/local-complete-count-committee-toolkit

Customizable Outreach Materials: https://census.georgia.gov/complete-count-committees/census-resources/outreach-materials

Sample Information & Documents (English & Spanish)

FAQs: https://www.everyonecountsga.org/faqs

Voices for Georgia’s Children & Georgia Family Connection developed resources for explaining the process, resources for sharing and informing, video testimonies, and assistance:  https://www.everyonecountsga.org