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Federal Resources

U.S. Business Advisor

Over 60 different Federal organizations exist to assist or regulate business. With this many sources of information, finding what you want can be complicated and time-consuming. In keeping with the Administration's e-government vision of using information technology to enable better customer service, Federal agencies worked together to build the U.S. Business Advisor - a one-stop electronic link to the information and services government provides for the business community.

Disability.gov

Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily. With just a few clicks, the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and independent living.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Student Finance Calculators

Figure out how much you need to borrow for the school year and what it will cost to pay back your student loan! Interactive calculators for budgets, consolidation and monthly repayment calculations from the U.S Department of Education.

Federal Citizen Information Center

The U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) helps millions of Americans every year find information through its websites, its National Contact Center, and its publication distribution center. Call for points of contact about government agencies, programs, and services by dialing 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Order a catalog of Federal consumer information by calling 1-888-8-PUEBLO (1-888-878-3256) between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Grants.gov

If you represent an organization that is looking for information on Federal grants, refer to Grants.gov, the official grants website for all Federal agencies. The site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

Additional Resources

BenefitsCheckUp

BenefitsCheckUp is a free, confidential service provided by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA) for people 55 and over and their caregivers. This comprehensive on-line service tells people about Federal, state and other benefits for which they qualify as well as where and how to apply.

Repaying Your Student Loans

Repaying Your Student Loans is a comprehensive resource on how to pay back student loans received from the U.S. Department of Education. This source includes information about repayment plans, loan cancellations, etc.

The Beehive

The Beehive is an online community, sponsored by the non-profit One Economy, that connects users to information and resources regarding money, health, jobs, school and housing.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

Financial Aid Wizard

Explore your financial aid needs and options with a step-by-step process for calculating your cost of attendance and Expected Family Contribution. Discover potential scholarships and loans available to you.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international, social services and community organization, committed to doing the most good with contributions of money, time, and resources.