Government Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 here are several reliable Federal and State informational and guidance resources:

Administration for Community Living (ACL) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Phone:  202/401-4634
ACL's Regional Support Centers: includes searchable data catalogs providing access to data in three ways: through the "raw" data catalog, the tool catalog and the geodata catalog.

Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
Toll Free:  800/333-4636 through the Contact Center

Federal Register (FR)
Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. – The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Federal Tax Information
Toll Free:  800/829-1040
Listing of telephone assistance for tax payers and local IRS offices:

Library of Congress
Phone:  (202) 707-5000 for general information
Online Catalog:

Medicaid Consumer Information by State from
Provides information and an overview of the program, information on applying, phone numbers, and a link to the Medicaid website by State. -- The Medicare Beneficiary Portal
The Medicare Beneficiary Portal provides access to personal information regarding Medicare benefits and services. Help Page:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
Phone:  301/496-4000 (V), 301/402-9612 (TTY)
Toll-free Health Hotlines.
The public face of the U.S. government's eRulemaking Initiative, facilitates public participation in the federal regulatory process by improving the public's ability to find, view, and comment on federal regulatory actions.

Social Security Administration
Toll Free:  800/772-1213, 800/325-0778 (TTY)
Available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

State and Local Government Information – From the Library of Congress website

State and Local Government on the Net – Directory of official state, county, and city government websites.

Thomas: U.S. Congress Legislative Info Online
. – Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities
Provides listings of agencies, programs, and guides for employment, health, education, civil rights, etc. – The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
Formerly, provides a gateway to all government information.
Toll Free:  800/333-4636

U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.
Phone: 202/272-0080 (V), 202/272-0082 (TDD)
Toll Free: 800/872-2253 (V), 800/993-2822 (TDD)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public,
the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.
Phone:  202/691-5200 (V), 800/887-8339 (TDD)

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Locate a Regional Office:

U.S. Courts – The Federal Judiciary

U.S. Department of Education
Toll Free:  800/872-5327 (V), 800/437-0833 (TTY)

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) – Federal Register and CBD
Toll Free:  866/512-1800, 202/512-1800

U.S. House of Representatives
Information on the U.S. House of Representatives and find your state representative.

U.S. Senate
Information on the U.S. Senate and finding your state representative.

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