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Census Education Presented by: Kidd Group www.kidd.com
AGENDA I.Census 101 II.Relevance in Florida III.The Numbers IV.More than Money V.Get Involved VI.Public Awareness
CENSUS 101 Purpose: Count every person living in the United States (citizens and non residents)
CENSUS 101 1 st Census: 1790 Counted 3.9 million people Determined U.S. House of Representatives makeup Conducted every 10 years
CENSUS 101 Last Census: 2000 Counted 281 million people
CENSUS 101 Determined U.S. House of Representatives makeup Allocation of federal funding
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Census data used for: Schools Government Services Highways / Roads Senior Centers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA 85% of federal government grants distributed based on population. This is approximately $300 billion annually.
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Two Important Facts: 1.Federal funds are distributed based on population counts. 2.Undercounts reduce the amount of funding available in Florida.
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA 170 Federal Programs Rely on Census Data
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA 2000 undercount = 3,000,000 PricewaterhouseCoopers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Four states account for 40% of the undercount: California Texas New York Florida PricewaterhouseCoopers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Errors in the decennial population count persist for 10 years
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA What is the actual cost? $950 to $2,900 PricewaterhouseCoopers / Brookings / US Conference of Mayors
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA 58 of the largest U.S. Counties lost an estimated $2,913 per uncounted person. PricewaterhouseCoopers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Florida lost $91,641,000 between 2002 – 2012 due to undercount of 200,670 people. PricewaterhouseCoopers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA U.S. Conference of Mayors study indicates the cost to be $2,263 per person not counted.
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA During FY 2007, the federal domestic assistance allocated to Florida on the basis of statistics from the decennial census was $17,402,265,204 (or $953.48 per person) Brookings Institute
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Florida loss estimates, by program, over fiscal years 2002 – 2012 due to undercounting: Medicaid: $85,243 Foster Care: $907,000 Rehabilitation Support Services: $1,560,000 Child Care and Development Block Grants: $1,925,000 Social Services Block Grant: $608,000 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants: $190,000 Adoption Assistance: $342,000 Vocation Education Basic Grants: $1,247,000 PricewaterhouseCoopers
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Undercount hurts in two ways: 1.State gets less federal funds, among states 2.Counties get less federal funds among counties
RELEVANCE IN FLORIDA Remember, Two Important Facts: 1.Federal funds are distributed based on population counts. 2.Undercounts reduce the amount of funding available in Florida.
MORE THAN MONEY Investors Perception Policy Representation
GET INVOLVED Support census activities in your community Encourage others to get involved Participate in awareness activities