Some of you have been involved in Census Geog activities. Some of you have not.
FYI, this week Census Geog has blasted out announcements of the verification &
sign-off phase of PSAP (for Tracts, Block Groups, CDPs, etc. etc.).
Many of you will see an email like the one below (scroll down). This went to a long list
of governments and stakeholders. This email says: PSAP Verification phase is now begun.
Wraps up in April. Contact your “primary participant responsible” if you have issues.
Kind of a bewildering email = sure to generate some questions.
Things to know:
1. Census Geog’s objective now is simply verification & sign-off, confirming the
Tract and BG shapefiles submitted last year. This phase is not an opportunity to bring up
new requests. Sorry.
2. You can find out who is your “primary participant responsible” by visiting here:
3. New this week, there is a new series of YouTube videos about PSAP Verification and
navigating the GUPS/PSAP website. Find the videos here.
That’s what I know. Hope it helps. If you have questions about any of that don’t call me.
Instead call on Census Geog Dept: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
From: U.S. Census Bureau <GEO.PSAP(a)census.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:05 AM
Subject: 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program – Verification Phase
FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DECENNIAL CENSUS PROGRAMS
Dear PSAP Participant:
Your government/organization expressed interest in providing input to the statistical
geographies reviewed and updated as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census
Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). The PSAP verification phase materials were
provided to the primary PSAP participant in January 2020 for review to determine if
corrections are needed. Corrections must be completed within 90 calendar days from receipt
of the verification phase announcement.
To provide input, please contact the primary PSAP participant responsible for the review
and corrections of the statistical geographies for your area. Locate the information
regarding the PSAP verification phase and/or the primary PSAP participant on the PSAP
or contact the Census Bureau PSAP team by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or by phone at 1-844-788-4921 for
that information. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Census PSAP.