Houston County thought outside the box and created a YouTube video to encourage their residents to complete the Census. The video highlights the reasons why the Census is particularly important to the county. Watch the video here.
Fulton County is hosting a Census contest designed to highlight the importance of 2020 Census data. They are challenging fire station teams in all 15 municipalities in Fulton County to submit a 60-second video message and compete for the title of “Best 2020 Census PSA." Public voting is now open through noon on Friday, May 22. Click here for more information and to cast your vote.
2020 Census Deadline is Now October 31
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations. The revised self-response (online, phone and mailed) date is now October 31.
Note: The State Complete Count Committee is continuously updating the local complete count toolkit.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Did you know that federal funding for mental health programs is based on Census data? While you may not realize it, the 2020 Census is important for health care and affects you and your family’s health. Results from Census data help determine funding for some of the largest health care programs and services including block grants for community mental health services. Healthcare affects us all. The Census allocates federal funds towards mental health resources in the community, school districts and public safety. In 2017, the federal government distributed over $700 million for mental healthcare programs. Your complete Census count can ensure that Georgia receives its fair share of this funding in the future.
From COVID-19 to Hurricanes, Census Surveys Help Areas Prepare and Recover
In the broad landscape of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, U.S. Census Bureau data can be immensely valuable.The Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts for all types of emergencies. Detailed information can be found on the U.S. Census website.
U.S. Census Bureau Response Rate Map
The U.S. Census Bureau response rate map features self-response rates from households across the United States that completed the Census. As of May 11, the national self-response rate was 58.6%, while Georgia had a self-response rate of 54.7%. Use the map as a tool to encourage get-out-the-count efforts. Share data by state, county, or city and launch a community challenge to boost response rates. Clickhereto access the map.