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2020 Census: Everyone Counts, Including Kids Born on or Before Today

April 1, 2020, 10:12 PM HST
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Maui Mayor Victorino and his Complete Count Committee are encouraging all Maui County residents to help Maui County get the maximum federal dollars possible by participating in the 2020 Census.

The Complete Count Committee reminds residents that everyone counts – including keiki born on or before today, April 1st.

To get counted, visit https://2020census.gov/.

“While we stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, it’s important for everyone to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Mayor Victorino. “Responding to the Census is easy and can be done online, by phone or by mail. Your participation results in real dollars for the people of Maui County,” he said.

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“Despite unavoidable and understandable delays due to the current health crisis in the country,” the early rate of self-responses has been “encouraging,” according to the Mayor.

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More than 38% of US residents have sent in their responses, mostly online, since the website opened in mid-March. Responses can also be given by telephone. In mid-April, paper questionnaires will be mailed to households who haven’t yet responded.

Federal funds will be distributed over the next 10 years, based on census data. “The funds will help us strengthen our County’s Head Start program; schools; Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.; Medicaid; roads and other infrastructure; and public housing,” said Mayor Victorino.

County officials say each response brings more than $1,500 back to Maui, Lānaʻi and Molakaʻi. The public is reminded that there is no information required on citizenship or finances.

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