#CountAllKids – It’s not too late to complete your 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census MUST be completed by
THE NEWLY REVISED DEADLINE OF
OCTOBER 15th! 
GET COUNTED TODAY!!!! 
You no longer have until 10/31 to complete it. 

Contact Help Me Grow – Long Island for assistance today!

Call: 516-548-8924
Email: info@hmgli.org

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Why should I fill out the census?

The Census is extremely important! It determines how much funding different programs get over the next 10 years for things like:

  • Schools
  • Childcare Programs
  • Public Health Insurance (like Medicaid)
  • Public benefit programs
  • Public transportation
  • Roads
  • And much more!

In addition to funding programs like this, it also determines how much representation New York State will have in congress – which can impact which laws get passed over the next 10 years. More people counted means more representation.

So the census could help my children?

Absolutely! The census determines funding for many programs specifically for children, including funding for children’s health insurance, Headstart, and childcare, as well as many other programs. For more information click here.

Who gets counted?

Everyone, of all ages, who was living in your house on or before April 1st, 2020. Especially young children. Children tend to be undercounted (left off of family’s census forms) so they could miss out on certain programs that rely on funding based on the census.

How do I fill out the census?

You have lots of options! Filling out the census is simple, safe, and secure.

  1. You can go to  https://my2020census.gov/ and fill out the census online.
  2. You can complete the census over the phone. Click here for the number for English and Spanish Census support.
  3. You can mail in the packet you received earlier this year!

I’m still confused. Can someone help me complete my census?

Help Me Grow – Long Island can help! Call 516-548-8924 to be connected to a family resource specialist who will help you every step of the way.

Click here if you live in Nassau. Click here if you live in Suffolk. 

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