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A BRIEF EXPLANATION
To claim money for your community, all you have to do is return the census form. The census will be mailed to your home and it only takes ten minutes to fill out. Be sure to include all members of your household, even children, and to send it back by April 1.
If you need help with completing your census form, please call 1-866-872-6868. This is a service provided by the Census Bureau and lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (your local time) seven days a week.
Census data is used to distribute roughly $400 billion of federal aid to communities each year. To illustrate the importance of the census, this animation estimates how much money you can claim for your community by filling out the census form. Our calculation is based on data provided by the US Census Bureau and the Brookings Institute. However, due to annual fluctuations in the federal budget, it is not an exact number.
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