What is the U.S. Census?
Be a Census Ambassador! You can assist the City of Mesa in raising awareness and complicity of the 2020 Census.
FacultyFind out about $500 Mini-Grants! Incorporate a Census project into your curriculum.
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Every 10 years, the United States counts every person living in the country to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and also to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities.
Earn Service Awards!
You Can Help! Apply to be a Census Ambassador. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. You can earn service credits and receive a stipend up to $500.00!
Ambassador Requirements Include:
WHY YOU COUNT
Links and Resources
For each person counted in Arizona, the state receives $2,959 in federal funding (totaling more than $20 billion per year), which goes toward vital services including schools, emergency services and hospitals.
Decennial census data are used to determine your representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial census.