U.S. Census Bureau Calls On Local Governments
August 31, 2017
The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting help from local governments to verify residential addresses for the 2020 Census and ensure the most accurate count possible. Specifically, local governments are encouraged to participate in the Local Update of Census Address (LUCA) Program and as counties may recall, the 2017-18 State Budget includes $7 million in incentive grants to help spur participation in the program.
The deadline to register for LUCA is December 2017 (counties should have received an invitation letter and registration forms in the mail in July).
To learn more, visit the program website where there is a host of information regarding registration, future workshops, and other frequently asked questions. Additionally, there will be a special presentation during the GFA Policy Committee Meeting on November 30 at the 123rd CSAC Annual Conference. An agenda will be available soon.
In the meantime, counties can take the following steps as they await their participation materials (expected to become available February 2017):
- Participate in the 2017 Boundary and Annexation Survey , which is the annual update for the legal boundaries and names of all governmental units.