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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.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA Homepage provides information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Army Review Boards Agency

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.

Borrowing Money

Resource for businesses considering a loan application.

Buying a Home

Common questions from first time homebuyers.

Buying vs. Renting

Compare buying and renting a home, including comparison charts, calculators and determining how much you can afford. 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.

Farm Services Agency's Disaster Assistance

The USDA Farm Services Agency's disaster assistance website provides information on assistance programs that may help you.

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.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Complaint Form

Use this form to submit a complaint to the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); FAFSA on the Web

Apply for Federal student aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.

Frequently Asked Questions about the VA Home Loan Program

Provides answers to questions regarding eligibility, construction and property management, as well as what to expect before and after getting a loan.

Frequently Asked Questions of the U.S. Government

Each year, Federal websites and agencies handle millions of calls, letters and e-mails from citizens who are trying to find answers to their questions. The same folks at the FCIC who bring you have identified and compiled the government's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You can view the topics people ask about most often and find information and resources to provide answers to your questions.

If you represent an organization that is looking for information on Federal grants, refer to, 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.

Home Mortgages: Understanding the Process & Your Right to Fair Lending

Learn how to shop for the mortgage package that best meets your financial needs.

Homeownership is a National Priority

Provides information to help low- and moderate-income Americans become homeowners.

Housing Glossary

Glossary of terms you may encounter in the home buying process.

How Much Can I Afford?

Calculate how much you can afford to spend on a home.

HUD Approved Lenders

Find a HUD approved lender anywhere in the U.S.

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.

Looking for the Best Mortgage

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) guide can help you learn about mortgages and get helpful tips. Also includes a glossary and a mortgage shopping worksheet.

Looking for the Best Mortgage (HUD)

Get tips from HUD on what you need to know when looking for the best mortgage.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is a centralized database that stores information on all student loans as well as school enrollment information.

NCSHA State Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Locator

To locate a state Housing Finance Agency (HFA), visit the NCSHA website.

Path to Home Ownership

A guide to owning your own home.

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.

Preparing and Presenting a Loan Proposal

Resources to help a business bring together the information that might be required when applying for a loan.

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.

SBA Disaster Recovery

Get disaster updates by state and information on resources that may help you recover from a disaster.

Social Security Information for People Affected by Disasters

The Social Security Administration is doing everything it can to ensure that monthly payments get to beneficiaries affected by disasters.

Student Aid on the Web Campus Tour

Explore college and university campuses by browsing through detailed profiles and key information of each school, including important financial aid information.

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.

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.

The U.S. Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web

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.

U.S Army Corps of Engineers - Services for the Public

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 Health and Human Services (HHS) Student Assistance Programs

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. 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.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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.

USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool

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.

VA E-lenders Nationwide Query

Find a VA lender in your home town area.

Additional Resources


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.

Direct Loans Servicing Online

If you have questions about your Direct Loan, you can go online to find the answers. With your personal identification number (PIN), you can view your detailed account information, complete exit counseling, make an online payment, enroll in any of our electronic services, and much more.

Federal Pell Grants

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.

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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

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.

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.

State Financial Aid

Many states also provide education loans and grants. Contact your state higher education agencies for more information.

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.