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UPDATED May 27 See Interactive Self-Response Rates by State (Link Below) - CENSUS 2020 - Raise Your Hand Texas

Please fill out your Census questionnaire and remind your loved ones and friends to do so.

  • 22 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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In Texas, a 1 percent undercount in 2020 could result in a federal funding loss of at least $300 million per year over the next decade. The potential funding loss could amount to $3 billion over 10 years for each percent of the population that is not counted.

 In Texas, 25 percent of the population (over 6 million people) live in “hard-to-count” communities, where past self-response rates have been particularly low. Studies project 9 percent of the “hard-to-count” population (570,000+) will not be tallied in 2020 resulting in a loss of $2.7 billion per year in federal funding for the next decade. 

Through Census-based data, Texas received more than $5.4 billion in federal funding in the fiscal year 2018 for educational programs such as:

  • National School Lunch Program: $1.5B
  • Title I grants to School Districts: $1.5B
  • Special education grants: $1.0B
  • School Breakfast Program: $633M
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