By now every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each
year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger
children, such as:
- Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology
- Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches
- Maternal and child health programs
- Planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for all types of national emergencies, including COVID-19
Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone, or by mail until October 31, ensures federal funding to support Central students.