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Assistance Listings
Formerly the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). “Assistance Listings is a government-wide catalog of federal programs, projects, services, and activities. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs that benefit the American public. Each listing includes information on eligibility and how to apply.”
The Digital Literacy website is the product of an interagency working group dedicated to making technology more accessible to people. It is a site that provides the tools necessary to learn the computer and internet skills needed in today’s global work environment. It includes resources on learning how to use a computer, the internet, finding a job, building a resume, how to use mobile phones, and many other resources.

Social Security and the Social Security Handbook
From the publications list you can find info about many topics related to Social Security as well as a list of publications in Spanish. The Social Security Handbook is an easy-to-use tool for understanding Social Security.

Medicare Information for the Consumer
The official U.S. Government site for Medicare information.

Where to Write for Vital Records
State addresses and information for obtaining birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. Many requests can be completed online.

Tax Forms and IRS Publications
Locate federal tax forms and other information here. provides one access place on the internet for government benefits information. It also personalizes how you can apply for different federal and state programs.

WWW Recalls.GOV
To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create — a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls.
Informacion en Espanol

Homes and Communities: Memphis Office
Find information for the first time home buyer, buying a Department of Housing and Urban Development home, the Teacher Next Door program, plus many other related topics.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map
This website provides information on the USDA plant hardness zone map.  It has an interactive GIS-based map that finds plant hardness by zip code.
Search through relevant links to selected food safety related information at  Find nutrition information at Choose My Plate (formerly known as the Food Pyramid).

Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published once every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. It provides advice from the government on how to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity.

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