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Five Reasons Veterans Should Complete the Census

Author: SLO Veterans Services Office
Date: 4/22/2020 9:16:18 AM

Why is the 2020 Census important for Veterans? Here are five reasons Veterans should complete the census.


Why is the 2020 Census important for Veterans? Here are five reasons Veterans should complete the census.

  1. Census data helps veterans, their families and their communities by shaping the equitability of many government and community programs.

  2. The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars of funding for programs reach our families. Your answers will help determine funding for dozens of programs that provide essential resources to Californians.

  3. Census data determines funding allocations for schools, childcare programs, road maintenance projects, and social assistance programs.

  4. An accurate count is especially crucial for veterans in rural communities, those with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness.

  5. Data from the 2020 Census will help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plan programs and assess emerging needs for veterans.

Filling out the Census survey is something every Californian can do now – at this moment - from the comfort of our homes.  For the first time in history, the Census can be completed three ways - online, phone, or mail.  https://my2020census.gov | (844) 330-2020