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Census data helps determine allocation of government resources and ensure fair political representation for Floridians and all Americans.

Why Census 2020?
Institutions across the state, including foundations, routinely rely on data from the census to allocate funding, define where services are delivered and promote economic development. Florida has so much at stake, and we need to ensure a fair and accurate census. FPN & FNA have been traveling the state since 2018. We have visited a dozen cities with many more to come! 

More than one third (33.2%) of Florida’s general revenues come from federal aid ($25.5 billion). Without an accurate Census, Florida residents could be denied the full funding they deserve and need – and elected officials won’t be able to make informed decisions for your constituents for more than a decade on a range of issues.

More than $600 billion annually in federal assistance to states, localities, and families is distributed based on census data, yet historically, the census has missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, young children and the rural and urban poor, leading to inequality in political power and in access to public funding and private investment for these communities. Going into 2020, additional communities, including immigrants and refugees, unmarried women and the LGBTQ community are at risk of being missed.

If you think underfunding the Census won't affect your community, consider that $29 billion in federal funds is distributed to our state based on census data. Being hard-to-count can lead to unequal political representation and unequal access to vital public and private resources for these groups and their communities. 


Census 2020 Toolkit in Spanish

Census 2020 Toolkit

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