The Census Bureau is making a number of improvements to the 2010 Census Local Update of Census Addresses program that are being tested during the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal.
There will be a single review cycle for all address types versus the multiple cycle of review that was used for Census 2000.
There will be a longer review period: 120 calendar days versus 90 calendar days.
There will be more advance notice so that participating governments can prepare.
There will be more comprehensive communications as well as periodic contact to answer questions and gauge each participating government's progress.
For the Dress Rehearsal, two state governments have been offered an opportunity to directly participate in LUCA.
There will be three options for participation:
Option 1 - Full Address List Review, which requires the entity to sign a confidentiality agreement;
Option 2 - Provide your local address list (only city-style addresses) for Census Bureau matching and feedback (requires the entity to sign a confidentiality agreement);
Option 3 - Provide your local address list (only city-style addresses) for Census Bureau matching but no feedback will be provided (since there is no Title 13 confidentiality agreement).
Participating governments in the 2010 LUCA program will be offered the option of using the Census Bureau supplied MAF/TIGER Partnership Software application that combines the Census address list, address count list, and maps in an easy-to-use Geographic Information System (GIS) software package.