As we count down to Census Day 2020, there are a series of planned steps that need to be followed to execute the necessary complete and accurate count of the U.S. population. The Funders Census Initiative recently released a guide to those milestones.

It starts with the opening and staffing of 248 area census offices, with 40 supposed to be opened in the first three months of this year, and the remainder set to open this summer. Then there is the recruiting and hiring of approximately 76,000 temporary staff who run the targeted operations for address canvassing this Spring and Summer. And the roadmap even extends into 2021 and 2022!