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Intergovernmental Affairs

The Intergovernmental Affairs Office (IAO) works with Tribal, state, county, and local governments both directly and through the national and regional organizations that advocate on their behalf, to share information about U.S. Census programs and products The IAO encourages supportive policy development by intergovernmental and tribal associations, serving as a conduit by which these associations and governments communicate their concerns to the Census Bureau.

2020 Census Toolkit for State and Local Officials

State and local officials are vital partners in promoting public awareness about the 2020 Census. We have assembled this toolkit to help you motivate your constituents to respond to the 2020 Census and aid your responses to their questions.

Your collaboration with our headquarters and field-based staff will be critical in urging everyone, especially those in hard-to-count households, to respond to the census. Through our communications and advertising program, national and local partners, and community-based organizations, we are committed to counting every constituent in your district and/or state including:

  • Children living in dynamic and complex households.
  • Rural households.
  • Populations with limited Internet access.
  • Households lacking English proficiency.

Resources for State and Local Government Officials

Watch this video to learn more about the Census of Governments and the importance of state and local government participation:

Contact Us

Staff from the Intergovernmental Affairs Office will conduct program and product briefings at the request of offices. For Specific briefing information, please contact or (301) 763-6100. We look forward to hearing from you.




Mailing Address

U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, D.C. 20233


Fax: (301) 763-8327

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