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Resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Population

American Community Survey (ACS) data are used in federal, state, and local programs to assist tribal governments. All communities, including those with American Indian and Alaska Native residents, American Community Survey Form will benefit from the ACS. Participating in the ACS is important.

Data from the American Community Survey helps your community. The information that the Census Bureau collects helps to determine how more that $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services.

Participating in the American Community Survey is safe. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. Violating the oath is a serious crime. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment of up to 5 years, or both.

Tribal government officials: We need your help! Encourage people to respond to the American Community Survey. The ACS is sent to a small number of addresses and the responses represent the entire community. Participating in the ACS is very important and every response improves the quality of our data. Learn more about How to respond to the ACS.

Find out the reason behind each individual question in Questions on the form and why we ask.

Native American Community Survey Form

Need help getting, interpreting, or using data on American Indians and Alaska Natives?

American Community Survey data are used to support the:

  • Civil Rights Act
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
  • Indian Health Care Improvement Act
  • Native American Programs Act
  • Public Health Service Act
  • Veterans Benefits Improvement Act
  • Workforce Investment Act

American Community Survey data are used to administer:

  • Federal Affirmative Employment Plans
  • Higher Education and Student Assistance Programs
  • National Affordable Housing, Subchapter I
  • Nutritional Education Program
  • State Children's Health Insurance Program

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  • General 1-800-923-8282
  • Questionnaire 1-800-354-7271
  • ¿Ayuda? 1-877-833-5625
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Community Survey Office | Email ACS | Last Revised: September 18, 2014
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