Why Md. nonprofits must push for a strong 2020 Census
U.S. Census Bureau staff took their first counts in Toksook Bay, Alaska, last month, officially beginning the 2020 Census. Counting in Maryland will start April 1. Are we ready?
Every 10 years, the census aims to count every person residing in the United States. This population data informs and prioritizes the spending of public agencies and private business. Population data affects strategic priorities, targets investment and measures progress on a range of issues including public health, education, and community and economic development. It shapes the way state and federal dollars are allocated and determines how political representation is apportioned.
Source: Baltimore Business Journal, written by Celeste Amato, CEO of Maryland Philanthropy Network