An opportunity to make us count only comes around once every 10 years… let’s participate for the wellbeing of our families!
In partnership with Florida Counts 2020 Census, Prospera invites everyone in our community to participate in the census process taking place until April 1.
The data captured during the 2020 Census will affect the determination of federal funds allocated to our state (for Medicaid, SNAP, Head Start, Section 8, roads and transportation, public safety, and more). It can be answered in Spanish, online or by phone. The information is confidential and protected for 72 years.
In 2010, excluding 1% of the population resulted in a loss of $178 million for Florida. Which is why it is imperative to make us count.
The 2020 Census is well underway and is ready for America to respond. The first invitations by mail for an estimated 140 million households are arriving between Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 20. The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online, over the phone, or through the mail with their paper questionnaire as soon as possible.
For your convenience, www.2020census.gov –
- Now includes instructions about how to respond to the census online. Expanded “How to Respond” content includes links to the online form, a detailed timeline for response, examples of the letters and postcards mailed from the Census Bureau, and answers to frequently asked questions.
- Allows you to respond online and in your language. The online form is available in English and 12 additional languages, including Spanish, giving over 99% of all U.S. households the opportunity to respond in their language. In addition, video guides showing people how to complete the online questionnaire are available in multiple languages.
- Offers other website updates including an online response rate map, a list of national partners, and a sample 2020 census questionnaire.
Florida Counts Census 2020 is a statewide initiative formed by seven philanthropic and nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Florida.
As the third largest and fourth fastest growing state in the country, an accurate count is essential for Florida to receive its fair share of federal funding, which is 1/3 of Florida’s total revenue.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit: