The results of the 2020 decennial census are expected to determine the allocation of more than $8.5 trillion in federal funds over the next decade, which will have a significant impact on Rural America. A new study by the Counting for Dollars Project, led by Professor Andrew Reamer at George Washington University, uncovers the extent to which financial assistance programs will rely on this data to distribute federal monies and how its accuracy will impact the geographic distribution of funds. Furthermore, the rural supplement to this study looks at how census data guides six USDA rural assistance programs that distribute more than $31 billion a year to states, localities and households in rural areas. This information will be incredibly helpful in understanding their dependency on federal assistance.
Please join us for a briefing on the “Census-Guided Financial Assistance to Rural America” study with a panel discussion by:
Dr. Andrew Reamer, Research Professor, George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy
Howard Fienberg, VP Advocacy for the Insights Association, and co-director of The Census Project