Important 2028 Milestones

  1. Begin implementation of 2030 Census operational plan (through 2030).
  2. End-To-End Census Test (sometimes called a “dress rehearsal”)
  3. Submission of 2030 Census and ACS questions to Congress by April 1, 2028
  4. Regional Census Centers open. (There were six in 2020).
  5. Recruitment begins for temporary census positions, including partnership specialists, local office managers/staff, address listers, and peak operations field staff. Hiring for some local census offices might start late in the year.
  6. Launch education and communications campaigns (tentative).
  7. American Community Survey (ongoing)

These milestones not only highlight the road ahead for the 2030 Census, they also lay the groundwork for future endeavors.

Here is your roadmap for census-related actions in 2028:

  • 2028 should show your coalition filling out, ramping up, and aligning with larger national efforts in order to maximize your impact and streamline your outreach. Look ahead to these actions now.

These are just some of the census-related advocacy actions your organization should plan to take in 2027 to ensure a fair, accurate, and complete count in 2030. It’s never too late to get started.