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Our mission on this page is to give you a wide variety of  Federal Government sites. There are plenty of federal  programs from you can get free money i.e grants. One of the problems we have had is remembering where all the good sites are and what they do. We have tried to organize the information for you in one convenient location and give you a short description of each site. We will update them as new sites come on line.

RECALLS.GOV Food Recalls

It is a pretty sad day when you have to go online to protect yourself from the incompetants working for the FDA and USDA. The data you find here could save your life.


The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. Also included is mapstats which gives Statistical profiles of States, counties, cities, Congressional Districts, and Federal judicial districts.

Homeland Security Page  READY.GOV
This is only for former Boy Scouts who still remember their motto "BE PREPARED"
Terrorists are working to obtain biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons, and the threat of an attack is very real. Here at the Department of Homeland Security, throughout the federal government, and at organizations across America we are working hard to strengthen our Nation's security. Whenever possible, we want to stop terrorist attacks before they happen. All Americans should  begin a process of learning about potential threats so we  are better prepared to react during an attack. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do now to prepare yourself and your loved ones.

DO NOT CALL (National System)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.   Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective for five years. Please be aware that in Tennessee you must put your number into the tennessee do not call list. You are going to do it today aren't you ?

 The Register consists of telephone numbers of Tennessee residential telephone subscribers who
have elected not to receive telephone solicitations. Business numbers may not be included on the list.
The law requires the "Do Not Call" Register to be operational by July 1, 2000.  Super idea by the state. Pleae note that there is a National Do not Call List. It's probobly a good idea to put your name on both lists.

Political Facts checked here  A product of the Anneburg Foundation. Get the straight political skinny assuming facts matter to you.  During a heated political campaign they will email the data to you. check this site out won't be dissapointed.

A few years ago only the federal government had deceent sites. Now the number of government site have proliferated on a federal, state and local  level. is a great clearing house site for all these agencies. It is also a place for news about agencies and also a place to get that govmint job.   Check it out

This site should be called Medline Plus AMA. The AMA's Party Line is  followed to a tee. The site seems pretty good in that there are plenty of interactive presentations.  You could almost say it was Power Point run amuck. But there are at  least 165 interactive presentations.  If you want the AMA view of your problem, you can get it  right here. They would appear to  offer  no simple alternatives in these presentations.  But if you hold your breath for 30 years, we guarantee that a research institution somewhere is doing something  that approaches magical research and will produce a magical painful solution.  Life Extension LEF.ORG  is a better alternative. Check them both out and compare.

This  site is the Electronic Activist Site and in addition to Senators and Congressmen also has the Governors.
When sending EMAIL make sure you include your name address and phone.  The Federal folks  have a thing about sending you a letter by post office. They are really not sure about this EMAIL thing and they need to use up their franking privileges. Let them know how you feel. 

The official search engine of the government, FirstGov  consolidates 20,000 government web sites and arranges      them into 16 categories. Browse the links in Money and Taxes to search for unclaimed money, learn about the public debt and find the value of savings bonds. In Healthy People,  find Child Health Insurance Applications, vaccination  information and veterans' health care. In the Environment  and Energy section, learn how to save energy in your home  and find air quality forecasts. In the top left-hand corner,  you'll find featured subjects, such as e-filing your taxes. 

 This is a great resource of information. Their motto is " More than a library ". Get it Online Words, Pictures and Sound.  I was captivated by some of their Photographic tours on a variety of subjects and periods.  They also have great Cybercasts to choose from.  If you have a broadband Comcast Cable or DSL, the cybercasts are great. Show off your system by going to this site ... really great !  They have great Digitized Global Treasures i.e   Selected items of international, cultural or historic  importance from the Library's collections. This also includes international Cybercasts.  This site is a real national resource center.  Check it out !

Who sells luxury cars for thousands less than any dealer?    Who offers boats, planes, houses and jewelry for unbelievable prices?   The government, that's who.  Each year, millions of dollars in possessions are seized,  repossessed or ordered in surplus by the U.S. government.  Fortunately, the law requires the government to offer these  items to the public. Auction shoppers can find everything from household tools to luxury items previously owned by drug dealers. While some auctions are making their way onto the Internet, it is still necessary to attend most events in person. The Web offers many ways to research auctions and their intricacies. Check this site out.

Americans are owed a share of $300 billion in uncashed checks & non-refunded  deposits, forgotten bank accounts & safe deposit boxes, abandoned stocks & bonds, unpaid  insurance & retirement benefits, and a host of other financial assets.  Assets become abandoned in the eyes of the law after the owner (or rightful heir) fails to make a   deposit or withdrawal on a bank account; forgets to apply for a benefit, insurance policy payout, credit or refund due; holds uncashed any check, money order, or gift certificate; even after a statement is returned as undeliverable by the post office.  If you find a significant amount of money please remember Computer King.

Federal  Healthfinder
 Get tips on choosing a health plan, a doctor, a course of treatment, or a long-term care facility from the      Department of Health and Human Service's Healthfinder service .  Healthfinder also  provides the information on the latest health research, different illnesses, and a host of medical resources designed  to help families stay healthy.

Federal  Gateway to Educational Materials
 Teachers, parents, and students can access lessons and educational materials on any topic on to the  Department of Education's new Gateway to Educational Materials.  The Gateway makes  finding materials on the Internet easy by connecting users to over 140 web sites.

Small Business Administration
Start your own business with help from the Small Business Administration  which offers everything from loans to outreach initiatives for women and minority-owned businesses. The site also provides  e-mail counseling and mentoring, online educational courses, and a database of federal, state and private contracts available to small firms.

Environmental Hazards
Protect yourself and your children from environmental hazards by finding out about drinking water quality, toxic  and air releases, and hazardous waste in your neighborhood by signing on to the Environmental Protection Agency's Enviromapper site. You can also find out about water discharge permits and Superfund sites.

Government Statistics
 Figures don't lie,  but liars figure. Need a government statistic?  FedStats provides the public a single point of entry to 40  Federal statistical programs. Since its inception in May 1997, FedStats has logged over 3.5 million user sessions.

Find Pension Benefits Owed You
 Is it possible that you or someone you know may be owed pension benefits without knowing it? The Pension      Benefit Guaranty Corporation reunites people with missing pensions, and features an online Pension Search Directory that allows you to find benefits that may be owed to you.

Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP
 Learn how to get health insurance for your children through the Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP's web page offers state-specific information on who is eligible and how to enroll to make sure children grow up strong and healthy.

Plan For Retirement With SSA
 Begin planning for retirement by computing your estimated Social Security benefits online at the Social Security
 Administration. SSA's home page also provides information on obtaining a Social Security number  as well as information for employers on reporting earnings.

Federal Resources for Academic Excellence
Agencies from across the Federal government joined forces to provide Federal Resources for Academic Excellence  which makes hundreds of education resources available on the web for teachers, students, or parents. Subjects range from an architectural tour of the National Gallery of Art's East Building to a  mutual fund cost calculator from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Buy Your First Home -Use HUD
Buy your first home with help from the Department of Housing and Urban Development   HUD's web page provides a comprehensive homebuyer's kit, complete with searchable databases of HUD  homes for sale, condominiums and developments approved for FHA financing, and HUD approved lenders.

Access America for Students
 With Access America for Students - students can gain information on how to obtain  financial aid, pay their student loans, and get career information. This website is part of an initiative announced by Vice President Gore called "Access America."

Learn food safety
 Learn food safety and handling tips, proper cooking temperature for food, and how to test to see if your  kitchen is safe from foodborne illness from the Department of Agriculture.

Find a Fuel-efficient Car
Find a fuel-efficient car with help from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tips From The U.S. Women's Soccer Team
 Kids, parents and coaches can get tips from the U.S. Women's Soccer Team (and other experts) on good  reasons not to smoke -- like, not being able to run down the soccer field -- on the Smoke-Free Kids web site

Learn How To Invest Wisely
 Curious about online trading? Learn how to invest wisely and avoid fraud on the Internet from the Securities and Exchange Commission

Check FAA  For Weather-related Delays
Travelers can now check for weather-related delays using the Federal Aviation Administration's web site  The web site has received almost one million visitors since its launch on April 2000, with the  number of visitors doubling every week.

FEMA --Help After A Natural Disaster
 Find help after a natural disaster from the Federal Emergency Management Agency   FEMA's web site provides information on where to find temporary shelters, crisis counseling, or legal counseling.  FEMA also provides help in applying for assistance for help in rebuilding your home

 Find the Veterans' Medical Center
Find the Veterans' Medical Center nearest you, and find out what benefits you may qualify for, with help from   the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Learn About Your Medicare Benefits
 Learn about your Medicare benefits, get information about nursing homes in your area, or report suspected  Medicare fraud through the Health Care Financing Administration's web page. HCFA also  provides an on-line version of the Medicare & You 2000 handbook.

Learn how you can pay back student loans
Learn how you can pay back student loans and volunteer in your community through the Corporation for  National Service.

Home schoolers this is your site. This site has online dictionaries, CIA World Factbook, Census Data, Library of Congress, Calculators and Converters including Currency Converters.

Want to find general governmental  information. This helpful site will cut through the clutter and get you there fast. It even allows you to search state and local governments. For our customers in Knoxville there may be some overlap, but better to have more than you need,  then need more than you have.