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.
Use this form to submit a complaint to the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization.
Learn how to shop for the mortgage package that best meets your financial needs.
Instructions for filing a complaint about a bank.
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.
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.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBGC insures traditional private defined benefit plans, which are the type that promise to pay a specific monthly benefit at retirement.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Find the FSA office near you.
The USDA Farm Services Agency's disaster assistance website provides information on assistance programs that may help you.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
USDA's Food & Nutrition Service has developed a SNAP Eligibility Calculator for those who think they might be able to receive SNAP assistance. This tool is not an application service, but a quick interview/calculator that allows a quick answer to eligibility, so time is not wasted on the application process.
U.S. Department of Defense
The Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) website provides information on the Army Board for Correction of Military Records, the Army Discharge Review Board, and Army Grade Determination Review Board.
The U.S Army Corp of Engineers provides many services for the public, including emergency response, flood damage reduction, and environment stewardship.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web - the gateway to Federal student aid, the site offers a single source of free information not only on applying for Federal aid, but on choosing a career, selecting a school, and identifying non-Federal resources to pay for higher education.
If you have questions about your Direct Loan, you can go online to find the answers.
In addition to loans, the U.S. Department of Education provides Pell Grants to students with financial need. Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.
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.
Apply for Federal student aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is a centralized database that stores information on all student loans as well as school enrollment information.
Explore college and university campuses by browsing through detailed profiles and key information of each school, including important financial aid information.
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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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.
HHS provides a variety of scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for students in the health professions, through the Student Assistance Programs of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Visit their website for more information.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Common questions from first time homebuyers.
Provides information to help low- and moderate-income Americans become homeowners.
Glossary of terms you may encounter in the home buying process.
Find a HUD approved lender anywhere in the U.S.
Get tips from HUD on what you need to know when looking for the best mortgage.
U.S. Department of Justice
The ADA Homepage provides information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. Department of Labor
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.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides answers to questions regarding eligibility, construction and property management, as well as what to expect before and after getting a loan.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Resource for businesses considering a loan application.
Resources to help a business bring together the information that might be required when applying for a loan.
Get disaster updates by state and information on resources that may help you recover from a disaster.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is doing everything it can to ensure that monthly payments get to beneficiaries affected by disasters.
District of Columbia
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.
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.
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.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is the only association dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the benefits of America's active and retired Federal employees, and their survivors.
To locate a state Housing Finance Agency (HFA), visit the NCSHA website.
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 Salvation Army is an international, social services and community organization, committed to doing the most good with contributions of money, time, and resources.
Many states also provide education loans and grants. Contact your state higher education agencies for more information.
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.