2020 Census Nonprofit Resources

Unifying the voice of nonprofits to leverage their power

2020 Census

Every ten years, communities across the country have the opportunity to count themselves in the social fabric of the United States. At GPNP, we are collaborating with local cross-sectoral partners to mobilize nonprofits for a complete count because:

  • Nearly $30 billion in annual federal funding comes to Pennsylvania through critical programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the National School Lunch Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and more[1]
  • Nonprofits are trusted community voices that can best communicate to, assist, and motivate response to the Census among historically undercounted populations, including people of color, immigrant and refugee communities, families with children under five years of age, low-income residents, individuals with disabilities, etc.[2]
  • Decennial Census data impacts apportionment, or the number of representatives Pennsylvanians have in Congress  

 

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National, Statewide, and Regional Resources

The compilation of resources below is intended to assist nonprofits in their outreach to their constituents regarding the Census.

National

Statewide

Southwestern PA

 

[1] “Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more,” Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Cassie Miller, January 15, 2020 https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/heres-whats-at-stake-for-pennsylvania-in-the-2020-census/

[2] “Who Might Be Missed?” Keystone Counts Coalition, https://www.keystonecounts.org/who-might-be-missed