The primary goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.
This data helps make our community better by providing money for programs, services, and projects out of the $675 billion to be distributed by the federal government over the next 10 years. Highway Planning & Construction, Title Grants to Schools, School Lunch Programs, Medicaid, Foster Care, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, and Head Start are some of the programs that receive funding based on Census data. Together, these funds and data will be used to improve the quality of life for Southeast Colorado residents and even visitors.
You only have 1 time to count and you have to live with results for 10 years. From the 2010 Census, Colorado had a $13 billion impact per year or $2,500 per person per year impact. (We also missed out on millions too). And Colorado's population is now estimated at 5.7 million, about 700,000 higher than in 2010. The goal of the #SECOCOUNTS Campaign is to make sure everyone is aware of the 2020 Census and be sure every body is counted in April 2020. These efforts will ensure our state, our region, our county, our town, and our community will receive maximum financial support and gain increase increased knowledge about community demographics so we can plan for the future and pay for it too.
Participating in the 2020 Census means you are counted so that your needs can be met.
"We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts! So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!"
Southeast Colorado Counts is committed to making sure every body is counted once, and only once, and in the right place for the 2020 Census so we can plan and pay for our future!
To have every body in Southeast Colorado counted by April 1, 2020 for the 2020 Census.