How The Census Affects Cities

The Census is being collected and urban officials are waiting to see how this decade;s count will affect how federal funding is distributed. Next American City talks with the Brookings Institution's Andrew Reamer about what's at stake.

Reamer talks about why the long form of the Census was not included in this year's mailing, and how this year's count will determine where the federal government's money will go.

"It affects close to a half of a trillion dollars a year in federal funding, largely in the form of grants, and the bulk of those grants go to people in need," says Reamer.

He also talks about the role states need to play in determining how federal funding trickles down to cities.

Full Story: Inside the Census: An Interview with Andrew Reamer

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