Census Maryland 2020 newsletter, January 24, 2020

Maryland Census 2020 MASTHEAD

Census Maryland 2020 Newsletter

January 24, 2020

For any questions about the Maryland Census, call (410) 767-4500 or go to Census.Maryland.gov.

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News and Events

Maryland Census 2020 Produces a New Flyer for Businesses

Census data, including income levels, household size, and homeownership,
is used to help businesses in Maryland understand their potential customer
base, helps select an ideal location, and assists with strategies like consumer pricing. A new flyer is now available that provides business owners and leaders with necessary tools. Make sure to download this flyer and use at your census events.

Download the flyer at Census.Maryland.gov

Census is Important for Business.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Toolkit

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a downloadable toolkit geared toward helping local elected officials and community leaders plan a Response Rate Challenge for the 2020 Census. The new toolkit encourages leaders in every town, city and state to challenge their communities to improve upon their 2010 Census response rates in the upcoming national census.

Read the full article at U.S. Census Bureau newsroom

2020 Response rate Challenge

Maryland Department of Planning Awards
More than $332,000 to Municipalities Across
Maryland for Census Outreach Funding

32 Municipalities to Receive Funding for Census Outreach
Activities in Traditional Hard-to-Count Areas

(January 24, 2020) Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) today announced that 32 municipalities have been awarded funding to support the accurate counting of the state and its local jurisdictions for the 2020 Census.

Read full press release

Caroline County Complete Count Committee Gets Social with the Census

The Caroline County Census Complete Count Committee has launched its social outreach on Facebook and Instagram (/ccmdcensus). Follow them and these other Eastern Shore CCCs:

Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census Facebook (@sbywicomicocensus)

2020 Cecil County Census Facebook

Caroline County CCC social media

Women's Home Preservation Fund Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, the Women's Home Preservation Fund hosted a fun family celebration at Lexington Market in collaboration with African dance groups, local activists, and Lexington Market Inc. It was 2020 Census-themed event which gave visitors the opportunity to learn about why they should get counted.

MLK Day at Lexington Market

Funding for Nutrition Benefits Programs Informed by Census Statistics

We all know fresh fruits and vegetables are key to good health. Yet many low-income neighborhoods have limited access to fresh produce. That’s why programs such as the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the National School Lunch Program are vital to the health of communities. The 2020 Census will help officials plan for SNAP and other federal nutrition programs for the next 10 years.

Read the full article at U.S. Census Bureau

School Lunch Line

Census Bureau Releases New Content on 2020Census.gov in 59 Languages

The U.S. Census Bureau recently launched an update to 2020census.gov that includes content in 59 languages, including language assistance guides and videos that explain how to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail when it becomes available in mid-March. People can respond to the census online and by phone in 13 languages. The expansive site includes in-depth information in both English and Spanish.

Read the press release at U.S. Census Bureau newsroom

U.S. Census Bureau Unveils 2020 Census Advertising Campaigns

On the eve of the nation’s once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau is unveiling an unprecedented $500 million public education and outreach campaign featuring more than 1,000 advertisements.

Read the full article at U.S. Census Bureau newsroom

Upcoming Meetings

For further details, go to the Maryland Census 2020 Events page

Caroline County CCC Meeting Jan. 27 10:00 a.m.
Cecil County CCC Meeting Jan. 27 6:00 p.m.
Talbot County CCC Meeting Jan. 28 8:30 a.m.
Somerset County CCC Meeting Jan. 29 2:00 p.m.
Clergy/Faith-Based Leaders Census 2020 Dinner Meeting - Salisbury/Wicomico Jan. 30 6:00 p.m.
Census 2020 Nonprofit Information Session
Hosted by Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census
Jan. 31 9:00 a.m.
Queen Anne’s County CCC Meeting Feb. 7 2:00 p.m.
Worcester County CCC Meeting Feb. 10 10:00 a.m.
Grasonville Community Day, Queen Anne's County Mar. 28 11:00 a.m.