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Take the 2020 Census! #HarlemCounts

According to the United States, the 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. 

If you have not taken the 2020 Census, the time is now. And if you are a resident of Harlem, make sure that #HarlemCounts and receives the funding that it needs and deserves.

School lunches feed thousands of students in Harlem. To keep them going, they need funding. Census data helps to determine how much funding goes to free or reduced-price lunches for students.

Taking the census helps students maintain access to places like Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. It also decides how much money is allocated to new school books, the creation of new community libraries, and more.

If you want your child to have safe, fun places to learn and grow, the census helps to determine support for teachers, schools, and after-school programs.


BGCHarlem 2020 Census Initiative is made possible by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer. The Office awarded BGCHarlem with a New York County Census 2020 Complete Count Grant to assist with outreach efforts in historically-undercounted communities like Harlem. Learn more about this outreach initiative here: B.P. Brewer, Deputy B.P. Bonilla Announce ‘New York County Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant’ Awardees

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