Embassy of Ghana Partners with U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 Census count

The Embassy of Ghana, USA, is pleased to announce our new partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan Government Agency responsible for the ongoing 2020 Census.

As mandated by law, the 2020 Census will provide critical data about the American people needed by policymakers in the provision of community support and services to the general population. Each year the Federal Government provides billions of dollars in funding and other resources that benefit the communities we live in.

Ghanaians who have been in the United States as of April 1, 2020 are encouraged to be counted as part of the 2020 Census. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, international students, humanitarian migrants such as refugees, non-documented immigrants, temporary workers, and workers on assignment from overseas.

Persons who are born in the United States to at least one Ghanaian parent or grandparent are also Ghanaians and are encouraged by the Embassy to indicate their ethnicity as Ghanaians on the Census Survey.

Our partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau is to ensure that Ghanaians throughout the United States are accurately accounted for in the 2020 Census. Your participation in the Census can positively shape the future of the communities you live in and inform how federal resources are distributed. Federal resources fund community support programs, education, family services, food assistance programs, infrastructure, unemployment insurance, entrepreneurship, environment and public safety.

In the weeks ahead until the end of the Census on September 30, 2020, the Embassy will actively engage and educate Ghanaians in the United States to ensure we are properly accounted for and adequately resourced.

Ghanaians are encouraged to respond to the Census by visiting www.2020census.gov.

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