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2020 Census Deadline: September 30!

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This once-a-decade population count is used as the basis for distributing more than $800 billion in federal funds annually to states, boroughs, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals, roads, fire departments, public services, and much more. As the country’s largest and least densely populated state, Alaska has one of the hardest populations to count. But an accurate count is vital; an undercount of Alaskans means our state fails to receive its fair share of federal resources.

Did you know?

  • If you’re Alaska Native but not counted, your community could lose almost $3,500 annually for tribal programs. That’s $14,000 annually for a family of four!
  • Your responses to the census are confidential and can only be used to produce statistics.

Follow these three steps to ensure you’re are accurately counted!

Step 1: Complete the census online at my2020census.gov

Complete the census at my2020census.gov, over the phone by calling 1-844-330-2020, or by the invitation received in the mail. The 10 question form only takes 10 minutes to complete and will ask the following information:

  • Number of people residing at their address
  • Name, gender, age (including date of birth), and race/ethnicity of each person living at that residence
  • If residents own or rent
  • A phone number in case there is a need to follow up on a resident’s responses

Step 2: List the Native person as “Person 1” on question 5

If you’re Native or you live in a mixed Native and non-Native household, list the Native person as “Person 1.” This will maximize federal funding to tribal communities and programs!

  • “Person 1” doesn’t have to be male
  • “Person 1” doesn’t have to pay more than half of the household expenses

Step 3: List the name of your tribe on question 9

List the name of your federally recognized tribe as opposed to your regional or village corporation. This determines how much federal funding goes to tribal programs. If you can’t remember the name of your tribe(s), you can write in the name(s) of your village.

Find the name of your Bristol Bay village and tribe below!

Aleknagik Native Village of Aleknagik
Chignik Bay Chignik Bay Tribal Council
Chignik Lagoon Native Village of Chignik Lagoon
Chignik Lake Chignik Lake Village
Clark’s Point Village of Clark’s Point
Dillingham Curyung Tribal Council
Egegik Egegik Village
Ekuk Native Village of Ekuk
Ekwok Native Village of Ekwok
Igiugig Igiugig Village
Iliamna Village of Iliamna
Ivanof Bay Ivanof Bay Tribe
Kanatak Native Village of Kanatak
King Salmon King Salmon Tribe
Kokhanok Kokhanok Village
New Koliganek New Koliganek Village Council
Levelock Levelock Village
Manokotak Manokotak Village
Naknek Naknek Native Village
New Stuyahok New Stuyahok Village
Newhalen Newhalen Village
Nondalton Nondalton Village
Pedro Bay Pedro Bay Village
Perryville Native Village of Perryville
Pilot Point Native Village of Pilot Point
Port Heiden Native Village of Port Heiden
Portage Creek Portage Creek Village
South Naknek South Naknek Village
Togiak Traditional Village of Togiak
Twin Hills Twin Hills Village
Ugashik Ugashik Village

For questions and more information, visit: 2020census.gov.

 

#BristolBayCounts Sticker Campaign

Congratulations to the #BristolBayCounts winners! Six winners were randomly selected from the list of BBNC shareholders who posted a photo with their Bristol Bay Census 2020 sticker by April 2, 2020. Thank you to everyone who posted their photo!

$250 – Susan Mitchell
$100 – Alexandra Gust
$100 – Terri Beers Hutchinson
$100 – Missy Mae
$100 – Carolyn Morgan
Bluetooth Speaker – Sarah Mitchell