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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 committed resources up to $70 million 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 Commission held public hearings and events to gain public input and develop a comprehensive action plan.

Additionally, the NYS Complete Census Campaign is holding conferences across the state to inform counties and community-based organizations on how to apply for available State funding as well as best practices to coordinate efforts and resources to reach at-risk and hard-to-count communities.

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.

The New York State Complete Count Commission

The Complete Count Commission was created to inform and help direct the State's efforts for the 2020 Census. Their final report was released in October 2019.

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.

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.

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