Be Counted!

People with disabilities are at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census.

 

The census determines congressional representation and helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are dedicated to states and communities each year.

A fair and accurate census is crucial for people with disabilities. Your response to the 2020 Census determines representation in the U.S. Congress and Pennsylvania General Assembly and helps guide how federal funds are allocated every year.  Your response to the 2020 Census will help guide how federal funds are allocated for programs such as Medicaid (physical and behavioral health care and home and community-based services), Medicare Part B, school lunches, Section 811 Housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Head Start, pre-school special education, and accessible transportation. 

The 2020 Census needs to be completed by September 30. You may choose to complete the census in the following ways:

  1. You can complete a questionnaire online.

  2. By phone: Call 844-330-2020 for English. Click here for a list of phone numbers for other languages.

  3. By returning the questionnaire you received in the mail. If you’ve been slow to respond, you may have received multiple mailings. If you have questions about which mailing to respond to, or would like to see a sample questionnaire, you can find that here

Still have questions? Take a moment to view this informational video and visit 2020Census.gov.

For additional assistance, the U.S. Census Bureau provides information in more than 50 languages and formats, including American Sign Language, Braille, and large print.

Complete and return your census form by September 30! Be counted, whether online at my2020census.gov or over the phone at 844-330-2020. Complete your form today!

 

 
Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.