Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York State will spend as much as $60 million to make sure that every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming 2020 Census.
Cuomo’s office says the state will leverage resources through dozens of agencies, public authorities, CUNY, SUNY and other agencies that regularly interact with the millions of New Yorkers.
“Counting every New Yorker in the 2020 Census is critical to ensuring we are accurately represented in Congress and receive the federal funding we deserve,” Cuomo said in a press release. “While the federal government has thrown up road block after road block — spreading fear among immigrant communities in the process — in New York we will break through and make sure that even our most difficult to reach communities are counted.”