The Government Subcommittee will be tasked with reaching all levels of government to include elected officials, city planners, regional chairpersons, municipal employees, county commissioners and council members.

How will the 2020 Census benefit your community?

The 2020 Census is vital to the well-being of Alabama and your community. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors.

Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works projects and other vital programs.

A full count will ensure Alabama will claim its fair share of federal funds; will paint a more accurate statistical portrait of the state; and will aid in the projection of future trends.

Here are some of the programs that allocated funds to Alabama in fiscal year 2015 based on census data.

Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) – Provides financial assistance to Alabama for payments of medical assistance on behalf of cash assistance recipients, children, pregnant women, and the aged who meet income and resource requirements, and other categorically-eligible groups.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $2,903,353,053

Medicare Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance) – Physicians Fee Schedule Services – Provides medical insurance protection for covered services to persons age 65 or over, to certain disabled persons and to individuals with end-stage renal disease.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $1,100,137,184

Highway Planning and Construction – Helps the Alabama Department of Transportation plan, construct, and preserve the national highway system; for transportation improvements to federal-aid highways and to bridges on all public roads; foster safe highway design; to replace or rehabilitate deficient or obsolete bridges and to preserve bridges in good condition; and provide for other special purposes.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $755,420,046

Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies – Helps local education agencies improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools, particularly for children failing to meet challenging state academic achievement standards.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $221,884,171

National School Lunch Program – Assists states, through cash grants and food donations, in providing a nutritious nonprofit lunch service for school children and encouraging the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $210,937,195

Head Start/Early Head Start – Promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children in low-income households through the provision of comprehensive health, education, nutrition, social, and other services; involves parents in their children’s learning; and helps parents make progress toward their education, literacy, and employment goals.

Fiscal Year 2015 Obligation for Alabama: $131,948,138

More Programs:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – $1,341,906,577

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers – $188,563,000

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program (Project-based) – $101,312,400

Special Education Grants – $179,592,125

State Children’s Health Insurance Program – $172,891,000

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – $113,297,077

Health Center Programs – $77,783,463

Low Income Home Energy Assistance – $44,434,606

Child Care and Development Fund – Entitlement $42,008,000

Foster Care (Title IV-E) – $29,319,000

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