A lot is at stake with Census 2020. Get involved.
As nonprofits serving hard-to-count communities, we are one of the few remaining trusted entities among that population – as we have well-established relationships and speak the communities’ language.
The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher.
Oklahoma stands to lose an estimated $1,675 per person per year in federal support for programs that use Census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start — for which Oklahoma received more than $14 billion in 2015.