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Census deadline looms, plus updates on child care and SNAP

August 28, 2020

As Census deadline nears, can Iowa reach a complete count?

Nearly 30 percent of Iowans have yet to be counted in the 2020 Census — and the September 30 deadline is quickly approaching. A complete, accurate count is key to receiving funding to meet our communities' needs, including health care, education and child care. 

Iowa's Complete Count Committee, comprised of community, nonprofit and business leaders from across the state, has been raising awareness of the Census to get Iowans counted. 

On the podcast this week, two committee members, Deann Cook and Bill Menner, talk about why being counted matters — and how Iowans can help ensure a complete count. 

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