Completing the 2020 Census Helps Ensures Federal Program Funding for Falls
Did you know that 10 minutes of your time has a real impact on Falls Township’s portion of federal funding for more than 100 programs, including schools, road repairs and public services?
If you have not done so already, please consider completing the 2020 Census. You probably received a postcard by mail back in March which includes a 12-digit Census ID. The number is unique to your home address and can be used to complete the short questionnaire.
Answers can be submitted online (https://my2020census.gov/), by phone (call 844-330-2020) or by completing and mailing the form you received to: U.S. Census Bureau National Processing Center, 1201 E 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47132.
If you lost or threw out the mailing or have not yet received it, you can still complete the Census. Get started here: https://my2020census.gov/app/intro/state.
Some things to keep in mind:
Your information and privacy are protected. If completing online, you must complete the questionnaire once you begin. If you leave the questionnaire and return later, you will have to start over. The Census is looking for the total number of people living in your home as of April 1, 2020. Bear in mind that college students temporarily home as a result of COVID-19 should not be included in the count.
The Census will never ask for:
- Your full Social Security number
- Your bank account or credit card numbers
- Anything on behalf of a political party
- Money or donations
In addition to impacting Falls Township’s allocation of federal funding for education, highway construction, as well as more than 100 other programs, including Medicaid, Head Start and block grants for community health services, results from the 2020 Census help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, please visit: https://my2020census.gov/