SGE invitation: “Surveying for Dollars”

SGE members are invited to a Congressional briefing on July 26 on the use of the American Community Survey to allocate federal funds.

Andrew Reamer is finalizing an upcoming report, “Surveying for Dollars,” which explains how data from the American Community Survey (ACS) are used to allocate federal funds. The point of the briefing is to inform congressional staff, federal officials and census stakeholders of the report findings. The primary purpose of the briefing is to educate the audience about the value of the ACS, particularly regarding its use in distributing federal funds to states and communities.

Susan Schechter, Chief of the ACS Office at the U.S. Census Bureau, is speaking first, providing an overview of the ACS, covering its history, content, products, and array of uses. She may also discuss future ACS plans, including the proposed increased sample size and internet response test.

Congressman Hoyer and Congressman Clay are the Congressional hosts from the House. Senator Carper has agreed to be a host and Senator Collins has been invited.

To register, or for more information, please contact Juliane Baron or Mary Jo Hoeksema at or by phone at (202) 669-4834.