Shaping Texas
for Tomorrow

It’s true. With a booming economy, vibrant art and culture and world-class outdoor experiences, Texas is the home of possibility and opportunity. That kind of success requires planning and hard work and that begins with an accurate census where every Texan counts.

The 2020 Census undercount will cost Texans $19.18 billion that Texas will not receive in federal funds between now and 2031.

OUR MISSION

The Texas Census Institute provides independent, nonpartisan, data-driven and trusted census policy and program guidance that encourages census participation so all Texans can enjoy a great quality of life. We accomplish our mission through:

Research

Education

Regional Partnerships

OUR STORY

The Texas Census Institute grew out of the 2019 Texas Counts campaign, launched as a collaborative between Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and Every Texan. The result was strategic, coordinated support to count every Texan in the 2020 Census and ensure the state received the funding, congressional representation and data needed to support its growing population.

The Texas Census Institute will work at the state, regional, and local levels to help the decennial census (every 10 years) and the American Community Survey (ACS) (every year) improve the accuracy of their count, share best practices, develop resources and increase public awareness on the most effective ways to ensure every Texan counts.

Federal Spending Pie Chart
Health & Human Services (53%) Education (17%) U.S. Department of Agriculture (15%) U.S. Department of Transportation (6%) Housing & Urban Development (3%) Other (6%)

Health & Human Services (53%)

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Child Care and Development
  • Community Services and Social Services Block Grants
  • Head Start
  • Health Care Centers
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance
  • Special Programs for the Aging
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Foster Care
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Education (17%)

  • Federal Direct Student Loans
  • Pell Grant Program
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Special Education Grants
  • Effective Institution Grants
  • Title I Grants
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Grants

U.S. Department of Agriculture (15%)

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
  • Business and Industry Loans
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Community Facilities
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Rural Electrification
  • Rural Rental Assistance Payments
  • Water and Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities
  • Low to Moderate Income Housing Loans

U.S. Department of Transportation (6%)

  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Capital Investment Grants
  • Federal Transit Formula Grants

Housing & Urban Development (3%)

  • Section 8 Housing Vouchers and Payment Assistance Programs
  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Public and Indian Housing Funds
  • Housing Assistance Payments Program

Other (6%)

  • Low Income Housing and New Market Tax Credits
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Employment Service Program
  • Native American Employment & Training
  • Historically Underrepresented Business (HUB) Programs
  • Federal Procurement Programs
  • Federal Tax Expenditures
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Homeland Security Grant Program

Click each section to explore areas of funding.

WHY THE DECENNIAL CENSUS?

Every 10 years the census helps determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, including grants and support to states, counties and communities are spent every year for the next decade . . . for schools, hospitals, roads, and public works.

WHY THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY (ACS)?

Every year the American Community Survey (ACS) helps businesses, educators, governments, faith communities, nonprofits, foundations, researchers and the public about who Americans are and where they live so they can make informed decisions when it comes to resources.

LEADERSHIP

Angela Broyles | Founding Executive Director

Angela Broyles is Founding Executive Director of the newly formed Texas Census Institute. Angela’s idea for the Texas Census Institute grew out of her work on the 2019 Texas Counts campaign, a collaboration between Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and Every Texan. The result was strategic, coordinated support to count every Texan in the 2020 Census and ensure the state received the funding, congressional representation and data needed to support its growing population.

The Texas Census Institute will work at the state, regional, and local levels to help the decennial census (every 10 years) and the American Community Survey (ACS) (every year) improve the accuracy of their count, share best practices, develop resources and increase public awareness on the most effective ways to ensure every Texan counts.

Allyn Media | Marketing and Communications

Allyn Media is an award-winning, strategic marketing and communications, public affairs, creative design, advertising, public relations, digital and social media firm serving companies, cities, nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations and causes. PR WEEK calls Allyn Media “the go-to guys for public affairs, public relations and sharp collateral.” Campaigns & Elections selected the company as one of their national “Movers & Shakers.”

Francisco A Castellanos-Sosa | Research Associate, UT Austin

Francisco is a labor and trade economist pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Before entering LBJ, he obtained an MSc in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as a Lecturer at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University since 2020. In Mexico, he worked on evaluating public and budget programs, constructing economic development plans, designing competitiveness public agendas, creating indexes, identifying strategic economic sectors, and teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses at UVM. Francisco holds a B.A. in Economics from the UANL and an M.A. in Economy and Public Policy from ITESM.

Amy Desler | Chief Strategist