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Federal Websites

This listing presents federal Websites that offer valuable information on a range of issues.

Please select from the topics below to learn more:

Comprehensive Federal Websites

USA.gov
The official U.S. gateway to all government information.
http://www.usa.gov

USA.gov for Seniors
USA.gov for Seniors site helps users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens.
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Disability.gov
Disability.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.
http://www.disability.gov

GovBenefits.gov
Site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
http://www.GovBenefits.gov

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Employment/Financial

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)/DOL
ETA administers federal government job training, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. Agency oversees the Senior Community Service Employment Program.
http://www.doleta.gov

LIHEAP
Site contains general information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap

Social Security Administration
The official site for Social Security. The website contains a wealth of information and resources including on-line databases and publications.
http://www.ssa.gov

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. Site provides information on the SNAP including eligibility and application information.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap

Weatherization Assistance Program
Information on the Weatherization Assistance Program offered by the U.S. Department of Energy.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization

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Faith-Based

Innovations in Effective Compassion
This site serves as a clearinghouse for results of the Initiative as well as research, evaluation, and replicable models resulting from the implementation of Faith-based Initiatives across the Federal government and beyond.
http://www.innovationincompassion.hhs.gov

The HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The Partnership Center leads the Department of Health and Human Services' efforts to build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and communities in need.
http://www.hhs.gov/fbci/index.html

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Health

Conozca las preguntas
A Spanish-language website by the federal government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that encourages Hispanics to get more involved in their health care and provides tips to improve patient-provider communication.
www.ahrq.gov/preguntas

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC, a part of HHS, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.
http://www.cdc.gov

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS' mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries. Agency oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
http://www.cms.gov

Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
http://www.fda.gov

Healthcare.gov
A federal government Website that provides information on the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.healthcare.gov

Healthfinder
Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.
http://www.healthfinder.gov

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA, an agency of HHS, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
http://www.hrsa.gov/about/default.htm

Hearing Aids
This site offers basic information on hearing aids, including hearing loss, the different types of hearing aids, benefits and safety issues, hearing aids and cell phones, and a checklist of steps to consider before purchasing a hearing aid.
Hearing Aids Website

Medicare.gov
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
http://www.medicare.gov

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI leads a national effort to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. NCI also supports the Cancer Information Service (cis.nci.nih.gov), a program that provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.
http://www.cancer.gov

National Institute on Aging
NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
http://www.nia.nih.gov

Nutrition.gov
A federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.
http://www.nutrition.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA, an agency within HHS, is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
http://www.samhsa.gov

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Homelessness

HHS Homeless Page
Information on HHS grants, resources, research, and publications.
http://www.hhs.gov/homeless

HUD Homeless Assistance
HUD funds a range of programs managed by local organizations to help the homeless, including shelter, food, counseling, and jobs skills programs.
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless/programs

Homeless Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible.
http://www1.va.gov/HOMELESS/index.asp

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Housing

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Site provides information related to housing options for seniors including information on HUD housing programs.
http://www.hud.gov

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Transportation

Federal Transit Administration
The FTA supports locally planned and operated public mass transit systems throughout the United States.
http://www.fta.dot.gov

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
RITA coordinates the Department of Transportation's research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.
http://www.its.dot.gov/index.htm

United We Ride
United We Ride is an interagency Federal national initiative that supports States and their localities in developing coordinated human service delivery systems.
http://www.unitedweride.gov

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Veterans

Veterans Benefits
The eBenefits portal is a Veterans Administration and Department of Defense one-stop shop for benefits-related online tools and information. The portal is designed for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service members, their families, and those who care for them. You can also get information from the National Hotline for VA benefits at 1-800-827-1000.

HUD Veteran Resource Center
Department of Housing and Urban Development resources for veterans.
http://nhl.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet

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Volunteerism/Civic Engagement

Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation provides grants and training and technical assistance to developing and expanding volunteer organizations. The agency oversees the Senior Corps (Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP)
http://cns.gov/

Serve.gov
Serve.gov is an online resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your community, as well as, creating your own volunteer opportunities.
http://www.serve.gov

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