January 30, 2020 | NVC PR | Leave a comment Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. See the video from NVC President Dr. Ric Baser about the U.S. Census Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.