A Vital First Step on FY 2018 Decennial Funding

Today the President signed another Continuing Resolution (CR) through mid-March to keep the government running. Included in the CR was an acknowledgement of the dire need for more FY 2018 census funding as Census Project stakeholders have been insisting.

The policymakers included authorization for the Census Bureau to spend $182 million in additional funds in an anomaly.

Of course, the Census Project pointed out that this is only “an important step” towards full funding for the 2020 Census.

Earlier, the Project said it was supporting calls for a final FY 2018 funding level of $1.84 billion for the Bureau, an additional $140 million for 2020 Census preparations beyond the Administration’s updated request.