New York Needs You
The decennial census is the nation's once-per-decade, constitutionally-mandated count of every American, regardless of their citizenship status. The decennial census is one of the nation's most important programs.
Results of the census will determine New Yorkers' fair share of federal funds for programs essential to health care, education, housing, economic development and transportation, as well as our congressional representation in Washington.
Note: Your responses are confidential, safe and secure, even for immigrants.
State resources are committed to develop a comprehensive, collaborative and ongoing effort to identify hard-to-count populations and identify the most effective ways to encourage participation in the census. These efforts included the creation of the New York State Complete Count Commission. The NYS Complete Census Campaign held conferences across the state to inform counties and community-based organizations on best practices to coordinate efforts and resources to reach at-risk and hard-to-count communities.
Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grants
Complete Count Outreach Grants: Local Governments
Local governments can apply for Census 2020 Outreach grants to target specific communities where further outreach will be necessary.
Complete Count Outreach Grants: Not-for-Profits
Not-for-profits interested in receiving funds to work on outreach for hard-to-reach communities must be pre-qualified prior to partnering with any county or cities.
Census 2020 Conferences
New York State is holding conferences to raise awareness about the Census and engage advocates, community-based organizations, community leaders and local officials to ensure a complete count.
Census 2020: What You Need to Know
Learn what NYS has already done to get ready for the Census, including completion of the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) and a comprehensive review of address data.
Get Involved in Your Community
Help make Census 2020 successful. Volunteers are needed. Meetings and Hearings are taking place across the state to get out the word.