California will receive federal funding of approximately $1,950 per person, per year, for ten years
The federal government is required by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, every 10 years, to count every person in the United States. The count, or census, can have massive impacts on program funding and fair Congressional representation.
Businesses use the data to know where to build new work spaces and create jobs. Foundations, like the California Community Foundation, and philanthropic groups depend on the most accurate data possible to know how to allocate funding and know where services are needed. Federal programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Head Start and the National School Lunch Program use the information to better serve communities.