After being paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has resumed delivering forms to households without a physical address and will be using government-provided protective equipment.
Each response to the Census increases the amount of funding for hospitals, roads, fire departments, public services, and much more for the next 10 years. If a Native family of four is not counted, their community loses $14,000 in funding annually.
The Census is only 10 questions and takes 10 minutes to complete. Easily respond online at my2020census.gov or by calling 1-884-330-2020!
Don’t forget these two steps when responding to maximize funding to tribal communities and programs:
- If you’re Native or live in a mixed Native and non-Native household, list the Native person as “Person 1” on question 5. (They do NOT have to be male or pay more than half the household expenses).
- List the name of your tribe or village on question 9 (not your regional or village corporation). Find the list of tribes at www.bbnc.net/alaska-counts-2020-census/.