Households around the nation have started to receive invitations to go online to fill out the 2020 census form along with a unique ID for each household. Years of work has gone into preparing for this high-stakes count in Texas, and we can’t let the coronavirus derail it. Although census field operations have been suspended until April, you can still fill out your online form.
Census data determines how much federal money Texas gets for things like education programs and grants, public transportation, Medicare and Medicaid, libraries, school meal programs and parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. TSTA and our allies have been working together to ensure all Texans, including hard-to-count populations are counted. Texas Counts is a statewide collaborative effort working to engage leaders and organizations to share resources to make sure all Texans are counted.
Here is more information about how to respond to the census. Phone and mail also are options. Texas Counts also has a useful step-by-step guide. You also can contact the Census Bureau hotline at 800-923-8282 with questions.