Census Pledge Week is December 1 through December 8, 2019, and DeKalb County is asking volunteers to encourage residents to count everyone in their households on the 2020 Census. If every resident is counted on the 2020 Census, DeKalb County could receive $1.8 billion in federal funds, per year, for the next 10 years.
By participating during Census Pledge Week, you can help to shape the future of DeKalb. During the event, DeKalb County will share the following facts with residents:
- By participating in the 2020 Census, you help determine if your children will have more teachers at their school, access to extracurricular activities, and a good sidewalk to travel to school safely.
- By participating in the 2020 Census, you help our community gain access to affordable housing. Data from the census will be used to distribute funds for federal housing assistance programs.
- By participating in the 2020 Census, you will help the government determine how much money will be spent on projects aimed at making a positive and lasting impact in DeKalb County. These projects could include the building of new libraries, community centers and parks for you and your family to enjoy.
Please join the DeKalb County 2020 Census Team to help spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census. DeKalb County needs 200 volunteers and various volunteer opportunities are available for different shifts throughout the week.