The Rural Subcommittee will coordinate with agencies and organizations that focus on Alabamians living in rural areas of the state.

How will the 2020 Census impact rural Alabama?

The 2020 Census will play an important factor in determining funding that can positively impact the quality of life in rural Alabama. The data and population numbers collected during the census will inform more than $675 billion in federal funding allocations to the states for programs like water and waste disposal systems in rural communities, Medicare, education, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and more. Census responses provide data that can attract new retail businesses and the jobs that come with them.

Here are a few of the federal programs that impact Alabama and their 2016 obligations to the state.

Medicare Supplemental Medical Insurance (Part B) – $1,129,410,997

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – $1,254,835,320

Special Education Grants – $185,979,742

Community Development Block Grants – $21,904,212

Cooperative Extension Service – $17,919,631

Rural Rental Assistance Payments – $36,851,627

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Rural Resources

Census Bureau Fact Sheet for Rural Audiences 1 (PDF)

Census Bureau Fact Sheet for Rural Audiences 2 (PDF)

Census Bureau Half-Page Handout for Rural Audiences (PDF)