Alaska Ranks 2nd to Last in Census Count
The 2020 Census will determine every state’s congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data impacting communities for the next 10 years, including education, public health, transportation, neighborhood improvements.
Census results affect planning and funding for:
- Education — programs such as Head Start, Pell Grants, rural and adult education, and grants for preschool special education.
- Healthcare — including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B and State Children’s Health Insurance, and prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
- Infrastructure — programs for community development, rural water and waste disposal systems, highway planning and construction, Section 8 housing, federal transit.
- Employment and Training — programs for vocational rehabilitation, dislocated workers, and American Indian and Alaska Native employment and training.