Supporting a complete and accurate 2020 Census
Be Counted West Michigan is here to support governmental agencies and departments in Prosperity Region 4 in their efforts to promote full 2020 Census participation. We do this by providing:
- Access to data on how an inaccurate count could affect your community
- Census facts that debunk myths about the census and how it is used
- Resources to identify and reach those at risk of not being counted
What’s at stake in 2020?
In Michigan we stand to lose an estimated $1,800 per person, per year for programs that use census data. Programs such as Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction, workforce and economic development, Head Start/Early Start, K-12 education and many more!
For each Michigan resident, per year for the next 10 years
In workforce training funds for West Michigan job seekers
In Title 1 funding to assist at-risk K-12 students in West Michigan
In health care assistance for low-income Michigan residents
An estimated 290,000 West Michigan individuals are unlikely to self-respond to the 2020 Census The Be Counted West Michigan campaign is designed to help local governments reach those residents most at-risk for not responding to this year’s census and promote participation. The campaign is organized by the West Michigan Research Network, a group of data […]VIEW
As we march toward Census Day on April 1, 2020 it’s important to highlight the far-reaching effects of the decennial census in ways that aren’t so obvious. In the most apparent manner, the decennial census is used to establish a representative democracy. In a less apparent manner, the decennial census underlies troves of publicly available […]VIEW
Find important 2020 census dates to guide your engagement efforts.