Updated Timeline

Census Bureau ** & External
December 2019 Starts digital outreach campaign
January 2020 Starts full national outreach campaign
March 17 Illinois Primary Elections
March 12-20 An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. (Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.)
March 16-24 A reminder letter sent
March 26-April 3 For non-respondents (NR): A reminder postcard.
On or before March 31 After the funding of grant recipients and on or before March 31, 2020, the Co- Directors, with advice from the Panel, shall identify any areas of further need. Based on identified areas of further need, the Co-Directors shall determine whether to increase existing grant funding to Regional Intermediaries and/or provide grants to new grantees to address identified needs.
April 1 CENSUS DAY
April 8-16 For NR: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.
April 20-27 For NR: A final reminder postcard before Census follows up in person.
Aug 11-- Oct 31 Enumerator follow up to NR
October 31 Self-response option ends
April 30, 2021 Transmits state population and congressional apportionment data to the President
July 31, 2021 Redistricting data released to the states