Data from the 2020 Census will affect the annual allocation of over $800 billion in federal funds for 300 federal programs which impact infrastructure, education, healthcare, and emergency services. Programs in the Lehigh Valley that rely on census data for the allocation of these funds include SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, CDBG, school lunch programs, housing programs, public services, public improvements, Title 1, and special education funding - to name only a few.
The 2020 Census will be ON-LINE for the first time. Let's not allow something new to impact Lehigh County's representation in the census. On-line census responses are confidential (safe). Participating in the census is important and easy.
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong's Complete Census Count Committee/ 2020 Census Kick-off meeting held August 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center.
See WFMZ's news clip of coverage of this important meeting
English language confidentiality fact sheet Spanish language confidentiality fact sheet
Lehigh County Executive, Phillips M. Armstrong, is pleased to support the upcoming 2020 Census.
View Lehigh County's proclamation here.