Forum breaks down census information

Forum breaks down census information
According to the Georgia Census, the state gets more than $2,000 per person in federal funds because of the Census.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - According to the Georgia Census, the state gets more than $2,000 per person in federal funds because of the Census.

Leaders in Albany said that’s just one reason it’s so important for you to be counted in 2020.

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB)
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB)

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard hosted a forum Tuesday afternoon to inform South Georgians on the importance of the 2020 census.

Though the count doesn’t start until April first of next year, leaders said we need to remember everything the census impacts-- like Medicaid, Head Start programs, foster care, and more.

Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas. (Source: WALB)

“It literally determines a lot of our future it determines our investments, it determines our access to power influence and the ability to shape our investments for our community and for our citizens,” said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas.

Cohilas said that without being counted, you will not be recognized by federal authorities.

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