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As Baltimore’s Arts Council, we are committed to focusing and educating on how important it is to have a complete Census count of our creative community. Take part in the Census and shape your future. Participate to say “I count!” 2020census.gov
What is the Census & Why is it Important?
Once every 10 years, the Federal Government performs a headcount of all the people in the United States. This count determines how to allocate more than $675 billion in Federal dollars supporting state and local community programs across the Country. For every person not counted, a city loses over $18,000 in federal funding over 10 years.
Participation in the Census is required by law. The US Census Bureau seeks to count all people in the US at their usual place of residence or household, be it a family member or not. Everyone in the household counts.
Baltimore and Why the Census Matters
Below is a list of events that the BOPA Ambassadors and staff are attending for more information on the 2020 Census.
Baltimore City’s 2020 Census Website: https://census2020.baltimorecity.gov/
Mayor Young’s Census Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5uswklkujbej71/Mayor_Census_01-charmYT.mov?dl=0