Every ten years, the United States conducts its Census with one big task in mind: to count every resident. The 2020 Census started in Alaska April 1.
The Census is used to determine how federal funds are distributed to communities like ours; how we are represented in Juneau and Washington, DC; and how nonprofits like ours serve the community. For the first time ever, the government will be requesting that households respond to the Census online. In the near future, your household will be receiving a notice from the U.S. Census Bureau that contains instructions for completing the survey. Please look out for the letter and keep it so that you can participate.
The Census offers a unique opportunity to have your voice heard and counted, so make sure you plan to complete the Census in 2020.