Published July 2020
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape the future of the Alaska Native community. The money our communities receive for schools, family and Elder benefits, affordable housing, transportation, food security and more are directly based on our Census count. Billions of federal dollars are at stake.
Alaskans are facing serious challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic strains families, communities, our public health system, and our economy. With more than 15% of Alaska’s workforce filing for unemployment due to COVID-19, even if your family doesn’t rely on those resources, your community does. Support and protect our families for the next decade without leaving home.
Please be counted. Don’t wait for the questionnaire to come to you. Visit 2020census.gov to answer the Census online, or call 1-844-330-2020 and respond over the phone.
The Alaska Federation of Natives has a step-by-step guide to being a Census champion: www.nativefederation.org/2020census.