Rhode Islanders who have not been counted are urged to complete the 2020 Census today
Providence, RI – The last full day for Rhode Islanders to complete the U.S. Census is tomorrow, October 15, 2020. To date, 99% of households in Rhode Island have been contacted by the Census Bureau, but that does not mean every Rhode Islander has been counted. Only 65.3% of households have provided a self-response. Federal funding that comes to Rhode Island to support transportation, education, housing, healthcare, the environment and many services and programs across the state is determined by a complete census count.
“The time is now to ensure that all Rhode Islanders are counted in the 2020 Census,” said Central Falls Mayor James Diossa. “Our cities and our state rely on the $3.8 billion in federal funding at risk without a complete count. Please take the time today to get counted because it will determine our federal funding for the next ten years.”
“We need every Rhode Islanders to take action and get counted today,” said DHS Director Courtney E. Hawkins. “A complete census count ensures access to food, child care, healthcare, housing and so much more. I encourage Rhode Islanders, their families and communities to get counted today.”
Filling out the census takes only a few minutes and can be done online. Rhode Islanders who have not been counted yet are encouraged to get counted today by completing the census online at 2020census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish).