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Social Security and the Social Security Handbook

From the publications list you can find info about many topics related to Social Security as well as a list of publications in Spanish. The Social Security Handbook is an easy-to-use tool for understanding Social Security.

Medicare Information for the Consumer
The official U.S. Government site for Medicare information.

Where to Write for Vital Records
State addresses and information for obtaining birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. Many requests can be completed online.

Tax Forms and IRS Publications
Locate federal tax forms and other information here.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A site that helps find information on federal grants. All types of assistance can be found, not just federal aid grants.

GovBenefits.gov provides one access place on the internet for government benefits information. It also personalizes how you can apply for different federal and state programs.

WWW Recalls.GOV
To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
Informacion en Espanol

Homes and Communities: Memphis Office
Find information for the first time home buyer, buying a Department of Housing and Urban Development home, the Teacher Next Door program, plus many other related topics.

Home Gardening  and  Plant Hardiness Zone Map
This website provides information on the USDA plant hardness zone map.  It has an interactive GIS-based map that finds plant hardness by zip code.

FoodSafety.gov
Search through relevant links to selected food safety related information at FoodSafety.gov.  Find nutrition information at Choose My Plate (formerly known as the Food Pyramid).

Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published once every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. It provides advice from the government on how to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity.

The Consumer Information Catalog provides free or low cost publications from the government.  A lot of the publications are full text on the site, available to be read before being ordered.