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Get ready, get set, get counted

The U.S. Census Bureau is collecting responses to the 2020 census now. Why should you take the time to fill it out? The data collected determines funding that shapes our communities. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds and grants is based on census data. This money goes to states, counties and communities for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. The census also impacts the boundaries of state legislative and congressional districts. 

“All residents—from babies to grandparents and citizens to noncitizens—should be counted so Minnesota and Bloomington are accurately represented,” said Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Nancy Brewster.

For more information, visit blm.mn/census2020.