Census 2020: Federal Updates

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Census Counts Letter on Census Modifications

Census Counts issued a letter to Congress, signed by 144 national, state, and local groups outlining recommendations to closely examine the Census Bureau’s adjusted operational timeline are impacting 2020 Census outreach. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

The U.S. Census Bureau is adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way. Visit this page for the lates announcements. 

March 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham on Operational Updates

March 18, 2020

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.

Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees logo, posted alongside GCIR's statement, Philanthropy Must Ensure Immigrants Are Counted.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Philanthropy Must Ensure Immigrants Are Counted

As an organization committed to equity and justice, GCIR believes every person deserves to be counted. We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to temporarily block the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. This ruling is a victory for democracy, yet the census still faces significant challenges.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Census 2020: Inside Efforts to Make Sure Rural Communities Count

The 2020 census has put many foundations on a state of high alert. Getting an accurate count on the census is important because the data collected is used to determine not only representation in Congress, but also the destination of federal dollars.