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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The federal agency charged with providing essential human services.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal agency devoted to overseeing housing and development services.
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Agency charged with overseeing public education
Health Resourses and Services Administration
An arm of the Dept. of Health and Human services, the HRSA is the federal agency charged with improving access to healthcare for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
A free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find employment
Officeof Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The OJJDP focuses on juvenile justice policies and practices.
Department of Labor
Federal agency that focuses on employment and wage issues and administers unemployment insurance
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
Commission tasked with reviewing state and federal Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and making recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the states on a wide range of issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP populations, including health care reform
National AIDS Policy Office
White House office tasked with coordinating the continuing efforts of the government to reduce the number of HIV infections across the United States.
Established 1961 by John F. Kennedy. According to the website the goals of the Peace Corps are:
Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
U.S Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration. Among other programs the administration is responsible for social security, medicare and disability benefits.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal agency charged with providing programs and services to military veterans and their families.
New York City/State Government
An online transparency tool from the Comptroller that for the first time placed the City’s day-to-day spending in the public domain.