Why it matters to Hoosiers. Census data directly affect how more than $589 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated. Yes that is BILLIONS with a “B”! The funding is allocated to communities like Merrillville, for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. That’s more than $5 trillion over a 10-year period. Spending JUST A FEW MINUTES to fill out your census form will help ensure your community gets its fair share of federal and state funding.
We will be promoting participation in the Census in a variety of ways to help remind all residents of the importance of completing your Census form.
Census Day is April 1 when you will receive your form via U.S. Mail. Please click on the ‘Contact/Donate’ tab on this website and insert your email address to receive future blog posts. I’ll be posting about the Census to help educate and remind everyone of the importance to participate. -Rick Bella for the Town of Merrillville