Now, more than ever, we want to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States. By law, your response cannot be used against you or against anyone else by any government agency or courts. Furthermore, it cannot be accessed by police departments, DHS, ICE, FBI, or CIA. Data collected through the census helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; informs the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities each year; and determines how many representatives each state receives in Congress.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the delivery of 2020 Census invitations to physical addresses has been suspended. However, residents are able to respond without a Census ID. To respond online, visit 2020census.gov. To respond by phone, call 844-330-2020 for English and 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. After you complete the 2020 Census, send a copy of your response receipt, proof of physical address matching the response receipt, and a mailing address to Grand County’s Complete Count Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a $25 VISA gift card, while supplies last.