November 2019

Census 2020

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The Provident Bank Foundation is committed to building Census awareness and knowledge, and ensuring that the communities we support are counted accurately and completely. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more. Below you'll find information and local and national resources for you to utilize as we head into the 2020 Census.

Did you know?

  • Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
  • The census determines how many Representatives each state gets. If residents are not accurately counted, communities will not be properly represented in Congress.
  • The census is used by the federal government to determine levels of funding for programs. An undercount would deny communities vital funds that are needed for roads, schools, hospitals, programs for the poor, the elderly, and children, and other critical services. Data also helps communities respond to natural disasters.
  • The data can help inform where companies in many industries decide to locate their facilities, so an inaccurate census could cost a community jobs.
  • The hardest to count communities include people of color, children under 5, the rural and urban poor, immigrants and refugees, unmarried women, the LGBTQ community, and more.

START HERE: Learn the basics of the 2020 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Take a moment and get the facts about the 2020 Census and what it can mean for your community. Review the basics or take a deeper dive into all of the work it takes to conduct the 2020 count.

Find your local 2020 Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) using this interactive map.
A CCC is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare, and other community organizations. These trusted voices develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community to encourage a response.

New Jersey Resources

Pennsylvania Resources

Additional Resources

  • Census Hard to Count Maps – An interactive map with national data on HTC Communities prepared by the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center.
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – A national coalition dedicated to promoting civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, which is leading efforts to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The website includes reports, national HTC fact sheets, and resources on the Census 2020 citizenship question.
  • Funders Census Initiative – A working group of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, a network of philanthropic organizations dedicated to a vibrant and inclusive democracy, is spearheading Census-related work and information for funders.
  • The Census Project – A collaboration of organizations coordinated by the Communications Consortium Media Center, which provides fact sheets, reports, and toolkits for ensuring a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
  • Become a Census Partner – Partner with the U.S. Census Bureau to help America work better through data.
  • Nonprofits Count: Census 2020

 

When everyone is counted, everyone benefits. Let’s work together to support a fair and accurate census.