According to the State Data Center at KU, census counts are used to distribute more than $6 billion in federal funds each year in Kansas. That translates to $2,082 per person, per year. These dollars help fund a lot of things you care about, including:
- Highway funds
- School lunch programs
- Head Start programs
- Nutrition programs like WIC and SNAP
- State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Accurate census counts are also essential for ensuring appropriate representation in state and federal government.