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|
|Ekuk||Native Village of Ekuk|
|Ekwok||Native Village of Ekwok|
|Iliamna||Village of Iliamna|
|Ivanof Bay||Ivanof Bay Tribe|
|Kanatak||Native Village of Kanatak|
|King Salmon||King Salmon Tribe|
|New Koliganek||New Koliganek Village Council|
|Naknek||Naknek Native Village|
|New Stuyahok||New Stuyahok 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|
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