American Public Human Services Association
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), founded in 1930, is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing appointed state and local health and human service agency commissioners. APHSA is the only association of the nation's top government human service executives from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories—and their key state program managers, plus hundreds of county-level directors of human services throughout the nation—for the exchange of knowledge, data, best practices, policy review and development, networking and advocacy. The affiliates cover a variety of program specializations such as child welfare and income assistance programs as well as support functions such as program evaluation and staff training.
California State Association of Counties
The primary purpose of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services.
County Welfare Directors Association of California
The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) is a non-profit association representing the human service directors from each of California's 58 counties. The Association's mission is to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.
National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
California Codes (Law)
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Unites States Senate website.
U.S. House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives website.
Government Printing Office
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. The mission of the GPO is to inform the Nation by producing, procuring, and disseminating printed and electronic publications of Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government.
Library of Congress, THOMAS Legislative Information on the Internet
Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. Searching capabilities in THOMAS were built on the In Query information retrieval system, developed by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval based at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
USA.gov: Government Made Easy
Official information and services from the U.S. government. USA.gov includes a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources.
Office of Management & Budget: Federal Budget Documents
The Office of Management & Budget’s (OMB) predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's Budget and with Administration policies.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO is often called the "congressional watchdog" because it investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the 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. It is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. GPO Access contains Federal Register volumes from 59 (1994) to the present.
United States Code
The United States Code (USC) is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Administration for Children & Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations that provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CIPA).
Compilation of Social Security Law
This page contains links to the Social Security Act, selected provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the Index to the Social Security Act.
SSI Law and Regulation Finder
This Law and Regulations Finder is designed to assist in quickly locating some of the most frequently used sections of the SSI Law and Regulations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
Food and Nutrition Services
The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) administers the nutritional assistance programs of the USDA. The FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
Governor’s Home Page
Governor Jerry Brown's website, 39th Governor of California.
Bureau of State Audits
The California Bureau of State Audits serves as a watchdog for citizens and the government to ensure the effective and efficient administration and management of public funds and programs. It is their job to help make sure that California government stays one step ahead. As the State's independent external auditor, they provide independent, nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government's financial and operational activities in compliance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
Department of Education
The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees the state's diverse and dynamic public school system that is responsible for the education of more than seven million children and young adults in more than 9,000 schools. The CDE and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are responsible for enforcing education law and regulations, and for continuing to reform and improve public elementary school programs, secondary school programs, adult education, some preschool programs, and child care programs. The CDE's mission is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight, and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards. The CDE is committed to working in partnership with local schools to improve student achievement.
Department of Finance
The California Department of Finance’s (DOF) mission is to serve as the Governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor, promote responsible resource allocation through the state’s annual financial plan, ensure the financial integrity of the state and be the voice of expertise in fiscal matters for the state.
Department of Health Care Services
The California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) mission is to preserve and improve the health status of all Californians. DHCS works closely with health care professionals, county governments and health plans to provide a health care safety net for California’s low-income population and persons with disabilities. DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal).
Department of Social Services
The California Department of Social Services' (CDSS) mission is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.
State Agency Directory
Directory includes information for State agencies, departments, boards, and commissions. Also includes links to frequently requested projects, programs, and other non-profit organizations which are related to government.
California State Assembly web site.
California State Senate web site.
California State Legislative
The California State Legislature Portal provides accessible information regarding the California State Legislature.
California Legislative Information
Official web site for accessing California's legislative information. This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, pursuant to California law.
California Budget Project
The California Budget Project (CBP) engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians. Since 1995, the CBP has worked to make the budget more understandable and to shed light on how budget and related policy decisions can affect the lives of low- and middle-income Californians. Through its published analyses, educational activities, and technical assistance, the CBP is a resource for advocates, community leaders, policymakers, and members of the media. The CBP is a nonprofit organization.
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates.
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is an organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. CLASP maintains an extensive network of state and local advocates; provides training and technical assistance to advocates and officials; and produces publications, newsletters and periodic updates on new policy developments.