The Census is what the Federal Government does and uses to find out how much money is needed to benefit every person or family in their state. The amount given to each state also goes towards community-based programs. One example is WIC. This is They do this once every 10 years.
It is important to count Americans because the Federal Government will know how much money they have to give out, but if they aren’t counted, then the opposite of this will happen. This impacts the Federal Government because they will not distribute enough money to all families and a lot of people will probably not get any because they weren’t counted into the Census. Even schools, daycares, hospitals, and many more might not get any money to provide people that they take care of with their essential needs.