By Marc Berman
What if I told you that, in exchange for just a few minutes of your time, you could personally generate from the comfort of your home thousands of dollars for your community? And, if you have a spouse and two kids, that the amount would increase to tens of thousands of dollars? Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
It is — and all you have to do is answer nine questions. That is the power of the national once-a-decade population count known as the Census.
Last year California received roughly $78 billion from the federal government distributed based on the results of the Census. These dollars fund programs that are critical to the strength of your community, including, for example, education, housing and transportation. These are programs that you, your loved ones and your neighbors rely on like Head Start, affordable housing grants, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.