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New York is Committed to a Full Count in the 2020 Census

April 1, 2020 is Census Day for the next decennial census; 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.

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, all depends on an accurate and fully-counted census response.

Governor Cuomo has dedicated $60 million in funding 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 include the creation of the New York State Complete Count Commission. The Commission held public hearings and events to gain public input and develop a comprehensive action plan. They released their final report in October 2019.

Additionally, Governor Cuomo recently announced the creation of a new Census Council, co-chaired by Martin Luther King III, Lucy Liu and Lin-Manuel Miranda, to ensure every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming 2020 census.

Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grants

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.

Governor's Census Council

Ensuring Every New Yorker is Counted

The new council, co-chaired by Martin Luther King III, Lucy Liu and Lin-Manuel Miranda, will hold conferences to raise awareness about the Census and engage advocates, community organizations, community leaders and local officials.

The Council will act as the state’s coordinating arm to achieve a complete census count using the information learned from the state’s Complete Count Commission and support from state, local and foundation funding resources.

The Governor will also propose an additional $10 million in this year’s budget to ensure a complete count, bringing the state’s financial support up to $70 million for the 2020 Census.

The New York State Complete Count Commission

The Complete Count Commission was created to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census.

Census 2020: What You Need to Know

Building Framework

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. 

How the Census Works for You

All census information gathered is confidential. Data is used to determine where funding for housing, health care & education is spent. Learn how the census impacts you and your community.


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