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Welcome, Partners!

As a Partner, you play a critical role in the success of this essential, citizen-serving initiative. partners participate in the program's governance, provide benefit program content for the websites, and provide the funding necessary to accomplish the annual performance plans in support of the mission. This page exists to inform and support you in your role as a Partner.

A Partner is routinely asked to communicate about the initiative in various contexts to a variety of audiences, including agency leadership as well as subject matter experts, who provide benefit content for the program's websites. On this page, you will find a compilation of resources and downloadable documents to help enable effective and efficient communication with these audiences.

Communicating Value Overview Presentation (updated on 03/10/2012) Website Content Management

Interested In Becoming a Partner?

The mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information. This means that, in addition to enabling easy access, we are also committed to increasing the range and quantity of benefit information we provide to the public. Therefore, we welcome new partners.

We define a Partner to be a Federal, State or Local government organization that makes benefit program information available to the public on the website.

If your organization is interested in becoming a Partner, please contact us via the Partners Contact page.

The following resources are available to assist our current and future Partners:

Interested In Linking to

To make it easier for your users to access our benefit information, we encourage you to place our link in a highly visible location, such as in your footer, on your home page, or in your "links" or "other resources" pages. To read more about's agreement to exchange data, links, and benefit information, download the Affiliate Policy. Again, thank you for supporting the mission.

Link To Us Acclaim


2012 Communicator Award – Silver Award of Distinction (Government Websites) – International Academy of the Visual Arts
2012 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award (E-Newsletters) – National Association of Government Communicators
2011 Digital Government Achievement Awards (Government-to-Citizen State and Federal Government)
2011 Laureate (Digital Access) – The Computerworld Honors Program
2009 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Thoth Award – Finalist
2009 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Bronze Anvil Award
2009 Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) Project Management Excellence Award
2008 Chief Information Officer Citation Team Award – Social Security Administration
2008 Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO) Award (Individual) – General Services Administration
2008 Government Computer News (GCN) Award (Agency) – Government Computer News Magazine
2007 Top 50 Program, Innovations in American Government Awards – Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
2006 Laureate (Government & Non-Profit Organizations) – The Computerworld Honors Program
2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 Intergovernmental Solutions Award Finalist – American Council for Technology
2004, 2005, 2007 Award Finalist – Industry Advisory Council
2003 E-Gov Pioneer Award – Government Solutions Center
2003 Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) Showcase of Excellence Finalist – Federal Leadership Council
2003 Secure E-Biz Winner for Citizen Service – Federal CIO Council
2002 Gracie Award for Excellence in Government – Government Executive Magazine
2002 Overall Performance Award for Excellence in E-Government – The Performance Institute