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Below is the latest ACS news from the Census Bureau.
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Office of Survey Programs
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
American Community Survey Alert, Number 28
(December 10, 2004)
Informing you about news, events, data releases, congressional actions, and other
developments associated with the American Community Survey (ACS).
News in this Alert
· ACS receives $146 million in FY 2005 funding; full implementation to begin in
ACS receives $146 million in FY 2005 funding; full implementation to begin in January
The U.S. Census Bureau today announced it has received $146 million for ACS for FY 2005.
The funding, approved by the U.S. Congress as part of a massive omnibus bill, allows the
Census Bureau to conduct a short form-only census in 2010 and provide the nation with
annual socio-economic information every year, rather than just once a decade. The
President signed the bill December 8.
The ACS will be mailed to a sample of households in all 3,233 U.S. counties and in Puerto
Rico each month, beginning in late December.
The $146 million is $19 million less than the Presidentâ**s request, which means
implementation of the ACS in group quarters (e.g. college dormitories and prisons) will be
delayed until 2006.
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