Ensure our community gets its fair share of federal funds and representation in Congress

The census serves as the basis for distributing $675 billion in federal assistance for schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, early education and health programs, and so much more.

  • It's important: The census helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals and businesses, the distribution of federal dollars and how seats in Congress are apportioned.
  • It's confidential: Your responses are protected by federal law. No law enforcement agency can access or use your personal information.*
  • It's easy: In March 2020, you should have received an invitation from the Census Bureau by mail. For the first time ever, you will be able to respond online. Those who prefer, can respond by phone or by mail. Visit www.my2020census.gov to learn more and to respond on behalf of your household on September 30, 2020.

2020 Census Community Outreach Toolkit

To download materials you can share to help others understand the importance of the 2020 Census, please see items below.

For additional 2020 Census information and resources, visit our partner sites:

This information was developed by United Way of Miami-Dade in partnership with The Children’s Movement of Florida, The Children’s Trust, Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Counties. Production of this material is made possible with a grant from Miami-Dade County.

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*It is against numerous federal laws for the Census Bureau to disclose or publish any identifiable information about you or your household. Your information cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. (Census Bureau 2019)