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New: Every Child Counts – 2020 Census
Posted 4/28/20

By now, every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

● Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.

● Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.

● Maternal and child health programs.

● Planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for national emergencies, including COVID-19.

Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone, or by mail until October 31, ensures federal funding to support Louisiana students. The Department encourages school systems to explore the newly available 2020 Census Toolbox to find activities specially designed to be engaging and appropriate for each grade level, from counting for kindergarteners to examining career statistics for high schoolers.

Please contact ldoecommunications@la.gov with questions.