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MorganCounts 2020: About the 2020 Census

A Guide to the 2020 Census for the Morgan Community

Purpose of the Census

  • Distribute federal money to states and municipalities to make our communities safer, healthier and more prosperous.
  • Determine representation in state and federal governments so that yor voice can be heard in government.
  • Acquire accurate information about our communities for researchers to analyze issues and develop informed solutions.

Why should I participate in the census?

In 2016 Maryland received $16,399,153,415 in federal dollars based on the number of people counted in the 2010  census.

It is vital that the Morgan Community be counted so that Morgan State and its surrounding community can receive the support needed to ensure a safe and sustainable community.

Data collected by the census helps the federal government distribute money for things like:

  • School safety
  •  Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Adult education grants
  • STEM Education initiatives
  • Community mental health services
  • Student wellness programs
  • Medical Assistance Program
  • Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants

Additionally census data helps the federal government distribute money for Morgan's surrounding community for things like:

  • Medical Assistance Program
  • Community Facilities Loans/Grants
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Medicare Suppl. Medical Insurance
  • CDBG Entitlement Grants HUD
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Public Housing Capital Fund HUD
  • Block Grants for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Social Services Block Grant HHS
  • Very Low to Moderate Income Housing Loans
  • Title I Grants to LEAs
  • Business and Industry Loans
  • State Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Career and Technical Education - Basic Grants to States
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Special Education Grants
  • WIOA Dislocated Worker Grants
  • Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program
  • Federal Transit Formula Grants
  • Head Start
  • WIOA Youth Activities
  • WIC
  • WIOA Adult Activities
  • Title IV-E Foster Care
  • Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser
  • Health Care Centers
  • Community Services Block Grant
  • School Breakfast Program
  • Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part C,
  • Nutrition Services
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to the States
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Child Care Mandatory and Matching Funds
  • New Markets Tax Credit Treas
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Federal Transit - Capital Investment Grants
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant
  • HUBZones Program
  • Adoption Assistance
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