HOOVER - In addition to Alabama potentially losing out on $13 BILLION in federal funding and losing up to two representatives in Washington, D.C., undercounting our population means dire consequences for our school children.
The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that prove critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:
Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
Maternal and child health programs.
Undercounted in 2020? Our next chance won't be until 2030.