Handouts covering the safety, ease, and importance of the census are available for free at census.mt.gov. If you have any trouble navigating the site, please reach out to the state census office directly by contacting Cassidy Blanton at [email protected] or 406-841-2543.
In addition to receiving and disseminating Census materials to your clients and stakeholders, here are some quick ways to help Montana achieve a complete count:
And here’s why Census 2020 matters so much in Montana:
- Federal, state, and local governments use census data to determine how tax dollars are spent.
- Montana receives more than $2 billion in federal funds for highways, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and more.
- For each person counted, Montana receives $1,989 in federal funds. Over the course of a decade, that’s nearly $20,000 per person.
- The data collected shows geographic areas that are underserved, which informs nonprofit service delivery.
- Data collected and published is used to inform grant proposals.
- Census data defines legislature districts and school district areas in Montana.
- If all of us are counted, Montana could gain another congressperson.
- Taking part in the Census is our civic duty. It’s a way to participate in our democracy and say, “We all count!”
- The Census takes just 10 minutes to answer 9 simple questions that will shape Montana for the next 10 years. It’s vital we all do our part to get out the count.