Sending Office: Honorable Timothy J. Walz
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.
Join the Congressional Rural Caucus for a discussion on the findings of the report, stakeholder perspectives regarding 2020 Census funding challenges and opportunities, and the significance of the top funded programs for rural America.
|Timothy J. Walz||Collin C. Peterson|
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Hosted by the Congressional Rural Caucus with a special thanks to the Minnesota Council on Foundations and The Census Project
The bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus was established to ensure a voice for rural communities and to work toward educating other Members of Congress on the constantly changing face of rural America. Rural Caucus Members work to strengthen
our way of life by helping rural communities prepare for the future. Our goal is to jumpstart initiatives to rejuvenate rural communities struggling under today’s tough economic conditions.
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