February 26, 2020
Over $675 billion per year is allocated to states and localities for crucial federally funded programs. Some of these programs include:
- Title 1 Grants to Local Educational Agencies (ED)
- Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Housing Assistance Payments Programs (HUD)
- Head Start and Early Head Start (HHS)
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (HHS)
- Community Development Block Grants Program (HUD)
However, here in Fort Bend County, we are at risk of losing out on this important federal funding. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts that only 81% of the Fort Bend County population is likely to respond to the 2020 Census. That means Fort Bend is at risk of losing out on an estimated $2.3 billion in federal funding if we don’t increase response rates. Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse and fastest growing populations in the nation — we simply cannot afford a Census undercount. We must ensure we have all available federal resources possible to serve our County population.
“Watch out for your 2020 Census invitation in your mailbox. Fund your community’s schools and roads by responding to the Census in March.”
“Espere su invitación para el Censo 2020 en su buzón de correos. Para financiar totalmente las escuelas y carreteras en su comunidad participe en el Censo 2020 que comienza en marzo.”
If you would like to join the Fort Bend County Complete Count Committee, please contact FBC.Judge@fortbendcountytx.gov to discuss further. The Complete Count Committee is comprised of community members who are passionate about pooling their collective resources and networks to ensure we achieve the highest 2020 Census response rate possible!
Fort Bend County Judge