FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Complete Count Committee Holds Meeting in Crownsville

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David Buck

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Maryland Complete
Count Committee
Holds Meeting in Crownsville

Meeting Showcases Census Efforts to
Count Every Maryland Resident

(August 6, 2019) Annapolis, MD – With the 2020 census only 238 days away, the Maryland Complete Count Committee (CCC) today held their fifth meeting in Crownsville as the state continues preparations for the decennial census. The Maryland CCC includes nonprofit leaders, elected officials, state agency heads, and county and municipal government representatives.

The 2020 decennial census is required by law to count every person in the United States. Census information is used to distribute billions in federal funds for programs and services, reapportionment for Congress and local legislative districts, and for important local economic development and planning decisions. The census is confidential and protected by federal law.

Census Day is April 1, 2020 - the date where every person living in the U.S. is asked to fill out and submit their census forms by mail and for the first time ever, online or by phone.

Governor Larry Hogan signed Executive Order 01.01.2019.03 in February 2019 directing the Maryland CCC to assist the state in achieving a full and accurate count in the 2020 decennial census. The CCC is developing and implementing an engagement and outreach plan to build partnerships and coordinate with local governments and other organizations throughout Maryland.

The U.S. Census Bureau urges the formation of CCCs at the state, jurisdictional and municipal level to organize census efforts.  To date, every county has formed a CCC.

Planning serves as the state’s liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau, and works closely with the CCC on administrative, staffing and budgetary purposes.

For every Marylander uncounted, it is estimated to cost the state more than $18,250 per person in unaccessed federal funds, which provide critical funding for programs including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, school construction, emergency preparedness and transportation projects.

The CCC meets at least quarterly until March 31, 2020, and will provide an interim report to Governor Hogan by Dec. 31, 2019, with a final report summarizing the activities and suggested improvements by Sept. 30, 2020.To learn more about Maryland’s census efforts, please visit, send an email to, or via social media on Twitter @MDCensus2020.

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