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undercount girl webNearly 300 federal programs that provide support to families rely on data derived from the U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years. In North Carolina alone, more than $16 billion annually in federal funding is dependent on an accurate count. These federal funds are used to support road construction, first responder services, school lunches, foster care, and other vital programs that North Carolina families depend on.

A new report from NC Child and NALEO Educational Fund, “The Statewide Implications of Undercounting Latino Children,” explores one of the major factors that could thwart a complete and accurate count of North Carolina residents and the distribution of critical funding for the state.

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