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Appendix V: Sources of Additional Information

 

Additional information concerning Federal programs and services is available from the sources listed below. The information in this Appendix is in addition to that supplied in Appendix IV (Regional and Local Office Addresses), but are not the offices to which an applicant applies for an assistance program. If a potential applicant or information seeker is not certain which agency to contact, there are two types of organizations set up to help: The Federal Information Center Program and the Federal Executive Boards.

FEDERAL CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER PROGRAM

The Federal Consumer Information Center Program (FCIC) is a focal point for information about the Federal government. The FCIC assists people who have questions about Federal agencies, services, and programs, but do not know where to turn for an answer. FCIC information specialists either answer an "inquirer" question directly, or perform the necessary research to locate and refer the inquirer to the expert best able to help. Telephone users may call the FCIC toll-free on (800) 688-9889 (TTY 1-800-326-2996) between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BOARDS

Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) are composed of heads of Federal field offices in the metropolitan area. The FEBs were established to improve internal Federal management practices, provide a central focus for Federal participation in civic affairs in major metropolitan centers of Federal activity, serve as a means for disseminating information within the Federal government and for promoting discussion of Federal policies and activities of importance to all Federal executives in the field. The FEBs carry out their functions under the supervision of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Federal Executive Associations, and Councils, have been locally organized in over 80 other metropolitan areas to perform functions similar to the Federal Executive Boards but on a lesser scale of

organization and activity. For further information, contact the Assistant for Field Operations, Office of Personnel Management, Room 5524, 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20415-0001. Telephone: (202) 606-1001.

Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM

(505) 262-6113

Atlanta, GA

(404) 331-4400

Baltimore, MD

(410) 962-4047

Boston, MA

(617) 565-6769

Buffalo, NY

(716) 551-5655

Chicago, IL

(312) 353-6790

Cincinnati, OH

(513) 684-2102

Cleveland, OH

(216) 433-9460

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

(214) 767-0767

Denver, CO

(303) 676-7009

Detroit, MI

(313) 226-3534

Honolulu, HI

(808) 541-2637

Houston, TX

(713) 209-4524

Kansas City, MO

(913) 551-7100

Los Angeles, CA

(562) 980-3445

Miami, FL

(305) 536-4344

New Orleans, LA

(504) 862-2066

New York, NY

(212) 264-1890

Newark, NJ

(973) 645-6217

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 231-4167

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 597-2766

Pittsburgh, PA

(412) 395-6607

Portland, OR

(503) 326-2060

St. Louis, MO

(314) 539-6312

San Antonio, TX

(210) 229-4520

San Francisco, CA

(510) 637-1103

Seattle, WA

(206) 220-6171

Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), MN

(612) 725-3687

U.S. GOVERNMENT BOOKSTORES

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance may be purchased at any of the following 24 U.S. Government Bookstores. The price is $87.00 per domestic subscription and $108.75 if mailed to an address outside of the United States. An order for the Catalog must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to the Superintendent of Documents. Payments may also be made using VISA, Mastercard, and Superintendent of Documents deposit account orders. All stores (except in Kansas City) are open Monday through Friday. The Kansas City location is open 7 days a week. (See Subscription Order Form in the back of the Catalog.) Contact the U.S. Government Bookstore nearest to you for more information.

ATLANTA, GA

First Union Plaza

999 Peachtree Street, NE

Suite 120

Atlanta, GA 30309-3964

(404) 347-1900

FAX (404) 347-1897

BIRMINGHAM, AL

O'Neill Building

2021 Third Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 731-1056

FAX (205) 731-3444


BOSTON, MA

Thomas P. O'Neill Building

10 Causeway Street

Room 169

Boston, MA 02222

(617) 720-4180

FAX (617) 720-5753


CHICAGO, IL

One Congress Center

401 South State Street

Suite 124

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 353-5133

FAX (312) 353-1590



CLEVELAND, OH

1240 E. 9th Street

Room 1653, Federal Building

Cleveland, OH 44199

(216) 522-4922

FAX (216) 522-4714


COLUMBUS, OH

200 N. High Street

Room 207, Federal Building

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 469-6956

FAX (614) 469-5374


DALLAS, TX

1100 Commerce Street

Room 1C50, Federal Building

Dallas, TX 75242

(214) 767-0076

FAX (214) 767-3239


DENVER, CO

1660 Wynkoop Street

Suite 130

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 844-3964

FAX (303) 844-4000


DETROIT, MI

477 Michigan Avenue

Suite 160, Federal Building

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 226-7816

FAX (313) 226-4698


HOUSTON, TX

Texas Crude Building

801 Travis Street

Suite 120

Houston, TX 77002

(713) 228-1187

FAX (713) 228-1186


JACKSONVILLE, FL

100 West Bay Street

Suite 100

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 353-0569

FAX (904) 353-1280


KANSAS CITY, MO

120 Bannister Mall

5600 E. Bannister Road

Kansas City, MO 64137

(816) 765-2256

FAX (816) 767-8233


LAUREL, MD

Warehouse Sales Outlet

8660 Cherry Lane

Laurel, MD 20707

(301) 953-7974 or

(301) 792-0262

FAX (301) 498-9109


LOS ANGELES, CA

ARCO Plaza, C-Level

505 S. Flower Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 239-9844

FAX (213) 239-9848


MILWAUKEE, WI

310 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 150, Reuss Federal Building

Milwaukee, WI 53203

(414) 297-1304

FAX (414) 297-1300


NEW YORK, NY

26 Federal Plaza

Room 1-120, Federal Building

New York, NY 10278

(212) 264-3825

FAX (212) 264-9318


PHILADELPHIA, PA

Robert Morris Building

100 North 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 636-1900

FAX (215) 636-1903


PITTSBURGH, PA

1000 Liberty Avenue

Room 118, Federal Building

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 395-5021

FAX (412) 395-4547


PORTLAND, OR

1305 SW First Avenue

Portland, OR 97201-5801

(503) 221-6217

FAX (503) 225-0563


PUEBLO, CO

Norwest Bank Building

201 West 8th Street

Pueblo, CO 81003

(719) 544-3142

FAX (719) 544-6719


SAN FRANCISCO, CA

303 2nd Street

Marathon Plaza, Room 141-S

San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 512-2270

FAX (415) 512-2276


SEATTLE, WA

915 Second Avenue

Room 194, Federal Building

Seattle, WA 98174

(206) 553-4270

FAX (206) 553-6717


WASHINGTON, DC

U.S. Government Printing Office

710 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20401

(202) 512-0132

FAX (202) 512-1355


1510 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 653-5075

FAX (202) 376-5055


REFERENCE SOURCES

The Budget of the United States Government

The Budget of the United States Government sets forth the President's comprehensive financial plan and indicates the President's priorities for the Federal government.

Information on programs by function, agency, and account, and detailed budget estimates is located in the Budget. Federal programs listed in the Catalog may be identified by the 11-digit budget account identification code listed in the Budget. These codes also appear in the Financial Information section of each Catalog program. A complete explanation of the identification code is provided in Appendix III of the Catalog (the Budget Functional Code Appendix). The Budget may be purchased from the U.S. Government bookstores listed in this Appendix.

 

The Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by executive departments and agencies of the Federal government. It includes all statutory regulations of Federal agencies, and is divided into 50 titles which represent broad subject areas of Federal regulations (e.g., Housing and Urban Development, Public Health, Public Welfare, or Transportation). Each title is divided into chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas. The number preceding the CFR citation is the title or volume number. The CFR is kept up-to-date by the individual issues of the Federal Register, these two publications must be used together to determine the latest version of any given rule. Individual volumes of the CFR are revised at least once each calendar year and issued on a staggered quarterly basis. The CFR thus serves as a convenient reference for the citizen desiring a comprehensive source for general and permanent Federal regulations.

A General index to the entire Code of Federal Regulations, the CFR Index, is revised as of July 1 each year. The numerical Finding Aids, a cumulative list of CFR Sections affected is published monthly and is cumulated for 12 months, keyed to the revision dates of the various CFR volumes.

The Code of Federal Regulations is available in Federal depository libraries and most major libraries or Federal bookstores. Individual copies may be purchased from the Government Printing Office.

The Federal Register

The Federal Register, published daily, is the medium for making available to the public Federal agency regulations and other legal documents of the Executive Branch. These documents cover a wide range of government activities. Here, government requirements are published which involve environmental protection, consumer product safety, food and drug standards, occupational health and safety, and many more areas of concern to the public.

The Federal Register includes proposed changes in regulated areas. Each proposed change published carries an invitation for any citizen or group to participate in the consideration of the proposed regulation through the submission of written data, views, or arguments, and sometimes by oral presentations. Through the publication of proposed rules and notices of public meetings, citizens are given the opportunity to be informed about and participate in the workings of their government.

The Federal Register is also a vehicle for the announcement of newly authorized and/or funded programs, notifications of funding availabilty, (NOFAs), program application deadlines, and other important program information.

The Federal Register Index is based on a consolidation of entries appearing in the issues of the Federal Register together with broad references. It is published monthly and is cumulative for 12 months. The Federal Register and the Federal Register Index are available in Federal depository libraries and most major libraries or Federal bookstores.

Additional Federal Register resources include, the Statistical Abstract of the United States; Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; The Federal Register: What It Is and How To Use It.

All Federal Register publications may be purchased from: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

Information Resources for Legislative Research and Inquiry

Senate Document Room: (202) 224-7701

House Document Room: (202) 225-3456

Government Printing Office Order Desk: (202) 512-1800

Federal Register Inquiry Desk: (202) 523-5215

The following World Wide Web Sites provide valuable additional information:

Senate: http://www.senate.gov/

House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/

Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/

Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/

Office of Management and Budget: http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/

Additional resources available from GPO are: House and Senate Calendars (Monday edition only), How Our Laws Are Made, Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions, United States Government Manual, Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. Stock numbers and prices of these publications can be obtained by calling or writing the GPO. To order or inquire about congressional documents from GPO, call: (202) 512-2465. To order or inquire about any other government publications, call the Order Desk: (202) 512-1800.

 

November, 2000

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