(July 31, 2020) – Participation in the 2020 Census ensures your community is represented fairly and receives their share in the distribution of more than $6 billion in federal funds to Kansas annually. When it comes to federal funding, participation in the U.S. Census ensures your community benefits from your hard-earned tax dollars. That could mean more funding for health care, schools, roads and highways, affordable housing programs and so much more. Every 10 years, results from the United States Census are used to reapportion congressional seats. The 2020 Census will determine how many congressional seats the state of Kansas will hold for the next decade. By now, every Kansas household has received an invitation to complete the 20202 Census. Households can respond online at my2020census.gov, by calling (844) 330-2020 or by mail. Starting in mid-August, census enumerators will visit households that have not yet responded.
The Kansas Health Foundation provided funding for the League of Kansas Municipalities to create Kansas specific information on the 2020 Census. The website, kansascounts.org, has numerous resources to help talk about the 2020 Census, including:
We encourage Kansas hospitals to help get the word out about how important it is that all Kansans are counted in the 2020 Census. If 1 percent of the Kansas population is uncounted in the 2020 Census, the state of Kansas could miss receiving approximately $603,990,400 in federal funding over a 10-year period. Ensure you count, ensure your community counts, and ensure Kansas Counts by participating in the 2020 Census!