Geography Partnership Program

The Geography Partnership Program within the U.S. Census Bureau works with federal, state, local, and tribal governments to maintain accurate geographic boundaries for the State of Montana.  Common boundaries include nation, state, reservation, county, place (cities and towns), legislative districts, school districts, census tracts and block groups.

The Geography Partnership program includes:

Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)

School District Review Program (SDRP)

Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)

Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP)

New Construction Program

American Indian and Alaska Native Programs

As the official State Data Center, the Census and Economic Information Center (CEIC) and the Montana State Library are the primary contacts for this program in the State of Montana.  CEIC is responsible for statistical boundaries (PSAP), while the Montana State Library is responsible for administrative boundaries (BAS, SDRP, LUCA).  Both agencies collaborate with tribal, state, and local governments to ensure changes to geographic boundaries are communicated to the U.S. Census Bureau.