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    20/20 Vision
    National nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting peace through grassroots action. Web site provides several useful tools for effective advocacy, as well as an extensive listing of links.

    Mr. Smith E-Mails Washington and the Media
    Send e-mail to members of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, as well as the President and Vice President. Also provides a graphical interface which allows users to send a "Letter to the Editor" to a variety of publications.

    National Low Income Housing Coalition: Congressional Committees
    Contact information for members of congressional committees that play a significant role in legislation affecting housing and urban policy. Information provided includes mailing address, chief of staff ' s name, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail and web links.

    NetAction
    National, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public, policymakers, and the media about technology-based social and political issues, and to promote access to and use of information technology as a tool for community organizing, outreach, and advocacy. Web site features a number of useful resources to help grassroots organizations/activists be more effective.

    ONE/Northwest: Activist Toolkit
    Seattle-based nonprofit that provides technology assistance to conservation activists in the Pacific Northwest. Web site ' s "Activist Toolkit" provides a very good collection of resources to help nonprofits make effective use of communications technology. Includes tips on using e-mail and online research for advocacy activities, as well as basic guidelines for getting connected, hardware and software recommendations, and a helpful "technical assessment" tool.

    WebActive: What's New in Activism Online
    Highlights current events in online activism and provides an extensive, searchable directory of over 1,300 sites. Updated weekly


    AIDS

    AEGIS: AIDS Education Global Information System
    Provides access to the latest news on HIV and AIDS, HIV-related articles from major wireservices and newspapers across the U.S., an extensive online library of HIV/AIDS-related journals, and a database of scientific abstracts and other related documents. Fully indexed and searchable.

    AIDS Action
    National AIDS advocacy and public policy organization. Web site provides comprehensive policy and legislative advocacy resources and information related to AIDS funding appropriations, healthcare/treatment access, housing, prevention, research, and the Ryan White CARE Act. Also features State of AIDS Online Discussion Board.

    aidsinfonyc.org
    Linked collection of information pages for people living with HIV and AIDS from community-based organizations in New York City .

    Healthology: HIV and AIDS
    Healthology provides information and articles targeted to people living with HIV/AIDS. Topics are current, extensive, and focus on health, treatment, and daily living.

    HIV Glossary
    Compilation of definitions for words commonly used to describe HIV, its pathogenesis, associated treatments, and the medical management of related conditions. Updated in March 1997 to include terms related to recent advances in the field of immunology and the use of combination therapy to manage HIV infection.

    HIV InSite
    Project of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute, the AIDS Program at San Francisco General Hospital , the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Billed as "the most comprehensive, credible and trustworthy source of online information regarding AIDS," this web site features up-to-date information on medical research, prevention and education, social issues, and community resources.

    HIV/AIDS Law and Policy Resource
    Designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to HIV law and policy issues. Includes contents of the publication, AIDS and the Law (3rd ed.), authored by David Webber, who created this web site.

    Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report
    HIV/AIDS report compiled by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health care philanthropy. Features current news and reports on policy, statistics, and scientific developments related to HIV/AIDS, both nationally and worldwide.

    Kaiser Family Foundation: HIV/AIDS Data & Statistics
    Gateway to HIV/AIDS statistics and key data available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, including links to HIV/AIDS fact sheets and state-by-state AIDS and other health-related data.

    National AIDS Fund
    One of America ' s largest philanthropic organizations dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS as a major health and social problem. The site includes information on workplace resources and a section about the Return-to-Work Initiative, which lists links to helpful articles, charts, and interviews.

    National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)
    NAPWA ' s web site features information about program activities -- including AIDSWATCH -- news and bulletins, and access to NAPWA newsletters and publications, conference announcements, and other HIV/AIDS-related resources.

    National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
    National AIDS organization which specifically develops its programs and services for community-based organizations serving people of color affected by HIV/AIDS. Web site provides information about NMAC conferences (including the US Conference on AIDS), public policy efforts, research and treatment advocacy programs, technical assistance activities, and publications.

    Phoenix Rising HIV/AIDS Re-entry Project
    An online guide designed to foster independence, empowerment, and self-sufficiency for people living with AIDS (PLWAs). Topics covered include: Am I Ready for Re-entry?, Planning for Work or School, Laws That Protect You, Benefits and Work: What Are My Options?, and Money Management.

    Project Inform
    National, nonprofit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic since 1985. Its primary focus is providing free, confidential, and empowering information "to anyone who asks." The site includes relevant publications, outreach and education, advocacy programs, and a national HIV/AIDS treatment hotline.

    TA Clearinghouse
    The TA Clearinghouse website is a new service for New York City community-based AIDS organizations, hosted by Bailey House, Inc. (a non-profit AIDS housing and service organization). "Our mission is to help CBOs learn more about the outside help that is available--including books, publications, trainings, websites, and direct assistance from management and organizational experts (TA providers). We want to improve access to these TA resources and so make it easier to meet the challenges of both day-to-day operations and longer-term organizational survival. The TA Clearinghouse is also for people living with HIV/AIDS. We bring together resources for individual growth and community involvement. Tapping into the Internet ' s enormous potential, we seek to increase access to life-saving, life-enhancing information." The TA Clearinghouse includes a Guide to TA and searchable databases of New York area technical assistance providers, other TA and HIV-related resources, funding alerts for HIV/AIDS service organizations, and a job bank.

    The Body
    A "multimedia AIDS and HIV information resource" focusing on treatment, legal, mental health, and political issues, as well as the ability for people to connect with each other on the web site through forums and direct contact with organizations listed. Web site includes access to AIDS Action, AIDS National Interfaith Network, AmFAR, American Psychiatric Assoc., GMHC, Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service, Lamda Legal Defense and Treatment Action Group, and the National Minority AIDS Council.
     


    AIDS: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)
    Provides access to general information, statistics, surveillance data, research, evaluation models, and publications.

    CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
    National reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB, formerly known as the CDC "National AIDS Clearinghouse." Offers a wealth of resources through access to several databases, news updates, and online forums and links.

    CDC NPIN Related Links Page
    Extensive list of links to web sites and other resources with additional information on HIV/AIDS, STD and TB.

    HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
    Contains information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category. Published semiannually.


    AIDS: HOUSING PROVIDERS & RESOURCES

    Actors' Fund of America
    National nonprofit organization serving all entertainment professionals. Provides a wide range of services, including counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, assisted living care, an AIDS Initiative, and supportive housing on the east and west coasts.

    AIDS Alabama
    Formerly AIDS Task Force of Alabama, this organization works to help people living with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives, and focuses on preventing the spread of HIV. The site offers AIDS statistics, recent news, descriptions of their programs and services, and a listing of upcoming special events.

    AIDS Housing Corporation (AHC)
    Boston-based nonprofit organization that facilitates the creation of AIDS housing through technical assistance, education, and advocacy. Web site provides information about AHC services, advocacy activities, and excellent publications. Also includes access to an online directory of AIDS housing programs in Massachusetts .

    AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
    Founded in 1982, AIDS Project Los Angeles is the largest AIDS service organization in California . Provides direct support services to people living with AIDS in Los Angeles county, and educates on risk-prevention and risk-reduction. The site offers information on the history of APLA, client services, education, fundraising, government affairs, and volunteers.

    AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD)
    The largest licensed provider of medically supportive housing for people living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS in Texas . Web site features information about its services and programs, statistics, AIDS links, and action alert postings.

    Ark of Refuge
    Nonprofit that offers peer outreach/education, housing and direct services to low-income and homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, particularly people of color, women, and youth, in the Bay Area. Housing programs include The Ark House, Hazard-Ashley House, Restoration House, and Walker House. Web site features organizational and program information, as well as links to assist faith-based communities.

    Bailey House
    The second oldest AIDS organization in NYC, Bailey House operates two housing programs -- Bailey Holt House and the Supportive Housing Apartment Program -- and also offers technical assistance and training to NYC nonprofit providers. Web site features information about Bailey House programs and services, employment and volunteer opportunities, and publications.

    Bailey-Boushay House (BBH)
    America's first skilled nursing facility planned, funded, built, and staffed to meet the needs of people living with AIDS. Located in Seattle , Washington , BBH offers both an adult day health program and a 35-bed residential care program. Web site includes program descriptions, frequently asked questions, the complete history of the development of BBH, financial data, admissions guidelines, and volunteer information.

    Beyond Shelter
    Private, nonprofit agency that works to end chronic poverty, welfare dependency and homelessness among families with children. The site includes information on The Institute for Research, Training, and Technical Assistance, which conducts technical assistance nationwide. A list of technical assistance manuals is also featured, as well as a section on housing development.

    Caracole, Inc.
    Founded in 1987 to assure that persons displaced by HIV/AIDS in Cincinnati would have secure and comfortable housing as long as needed. The site includes information on Caracole House, a living facility for single adults with HIV/AIDS, and the Recovery Community, a congregate living facility for chemically dependent adults living with HIV/AIDS. There is also a link to the Social Services Online Personal Helper and Information Assistant (SOPHIA).

    Community Housing Information and Referrals Program (CHIRP)
    Funded by Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), CHIRP provides information and referrals to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families, service providers, and persons interested in sharing housing with HIV-positive individuals. Site includes housing fact sheets, a CHIRP access form, housing programs for people with AIDS, a HousingSearch database, and links to helpful websites.

    Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition (CARC)
    CARC forms cooperative relationships with organizations that serve people with AIDS, and administers the Emergency Housing Fund and the Housing Assistance Fund which help prevent homelessness among people with AIDS. The site offers information on members, services, the Housing Assistance Fund, and Community Awareness.

    DOORWAYS Interfaith AIDS Residence Program
    An interfaith program that provides housing options in the St. Louis metropolitan area for people with HIV/AIDS. Site contains information on services, news, volunteers, the Memorial Garden , and related links.

    Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
    Provides emergency shelter and survival services, clinical programs and supportive housing in Seattle , WA . Project operator for The Lyon Building, a 64-unit building providing permanent, supportive housing for people living with HIV/AIDS who have histories of mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness.

    Housing Works
    A minority-controlled nonprofit founded in 1990, Housing Works is New York State's largest provider of housing and comprehensive services for homeless and formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDS. Web site provides information about Housing Works' programs and activities, action alerts, and links to related online resources. Also features "ZAP of the Week page," which focuses on AIDS issues in New York and allows Internet users to send preformatted e-mail to policymakers.

    Maitri Residential Care for People Living with AIDS
    Begun in 1987 as a residential hospice for people with AIDS, Maitri opened a new facility in San Francisco and expanded its scope of services in 1997 to provide 24-hour assistance for the seriously ill, hospice care for the terminally ill, respite care, and transitional care for people with HIV/AIDS. Web site provides information on the history and organization of Maitri, as well as its programs and services.

    National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC)
    NAHC is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance the creation, development, management, and growth of housing programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Coalition members work collaboratively with each other, as well as with other local and national organizations. NAHC's mission includes educating legislators and public policy makers about the need for housing programs that assist persons living with HIV/AIDS and encouraging new initiatives and better coordination between federal agencies, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services and the Veteran's Administration. Website features policy papers and a contact list for NAHC board members.

    New York City HIV/AIDS Housing Resource Database
    Searchable online listing of all nonprofit agencies in New York City (all five boroughs) that offer HIV/AIDS supportive housing and/or HIV/AIDS housing support services (including housing placement assistance). Developed by Bailey House, Inc.

    Project New Hope
    Founded in 1990, Project New Hope develops affordable, supportive housing and provides comprehensive services. The site includes information on Employment Services, Housing, and How You Can Help. Within the Housing section are housing sites, applications, and links to more housing information.

    SisterLove, Inc.
    SisterLove, Inc. was founded in 1989 to provide prevention education to women at risk of contracting HIV. In 1991, two transitional homes were established in the metropolitan Atlanta area for women living with HIV and their children.

    SOPHIA
    SophiaTech assists nonprofit groups with technology. The site includes a database of housing, social service, and health care resources, as well as news, documents, and events.

    Supportive Housing Network of New York
    Coalition representing over 160 private nonprofit agencies in New York state that provide safe, affordable housing for persons with limited incomes, including persons who are formerly homeless, have mental or physical disabilities, are living with HIV/AIDS, and/or recovering from substance abuse.

    Technical Assistance Clearinghouse
    Offers resources for HIV/AIDS service providers in New York City and the Tri-County ( Westchester , Rockland , Putnam) region, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS. Includes links to documents, publications, and trainings; searchable online directory of local TA providers; community calendar; funding alerts; and a job bank. Developed by Bailey House, Inc.

    Townspeople, Inc. of San Diego
    Information for case managers and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS seeking housing resources in San Diego County . This includes a great deal of contact information and a biweekly listing of affordable rentals with HIV-friendly roommates, landlords, and group homes.

    West Virginia Coalition for People with HIV/AIDS
    Statewide nonprofit organization funded by HOPWA and established to create a Continuum of Care program for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It consists of three social service agencies who cooperate to serve the entire state. The site has information on services, achievements, future plans, and related links.

    Zen Hospice Project
    San Francisco-based program that operates a four-bed hospice for people with AIDS, cancer, or other life-threatening illnesses, trains hospice volunteers, and offers educational outreach and training programs in the community. Web site features program descriptions and listings of volunteer and workshop opportunities, as well as general information about hospice care, a Buddhist approach to death and dying, and related links.


    COMPUTERS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Benton Foundation
    Promotes communication tools, applications, and policies in the public interest through research and policy analysis and outreach to nonprofits and foundations. Web site provides extensive information related to communications policy and effective use of communications technology, including access to a "Best Practices Toolkit" and online publications.

    Benton Foundation: Strategic Communications Toolkit
    Compilation of resources to help nonprofits effectively use technology. Includes up-to-date listings of online resources, nonprofit technical assistance providers, and related publications.

    CNET: The Computer Network
    Source of up-to-date Internet/technology/computer-related information and resources, including lots of tools and tips, product reviews, and access to good download and shareware areas.

    CompuMentor
    The largest nonprofit computerization assistance organization in the country, CompuMentor utilizes consulting staff and volunteer mentors to provide training and support services, and low cost software, to nonprofits and schools across the nation. Web site provides information about its software redistribution program, consulting services, and mentorship program. Also features a good Resource Center for helpful information and advice on technology for nonprofits, schools, and volunteers.

    Coyote Communications Technology Tip Sheets
    Useful tips to help nonprofit organizations use technology/Internet resources more effectively. Topics covered include database and software, online marketing and communications, and web development and maintenance.

    Gifts In Kind International
    Leading charity for product donations, which include computers and software. Web site provides donation information for used and discounted computer equipment, as well as for major software and hardware companies -- such as Microsoft and Adobe -- which coordinate their product-giving programs through Gifts In Kind.

    Internet Nonprofit Center: Automation and Computing for Nonprofits
    Answers frequently asked questions about computer hardware and software, getting donations, cost considerations, and other technology issues specific to nonprofits. Part of the Internet Nonprofit Center web site (see listing under "Nonprofit Resources").

    Introduction to the Internet
    Internet 101 course for nonprofits originally created for Impact Online, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to facilitate and increase community involvement via the Internet.

    Learn the Net
    User-friendly online guide to everything you wanted to know about the Internet.

    PEP National Directory of Computer Recycling Programs
    State and national directory of agencies that facilitate donations of used computer hardware for schools and nonprofit community groups.

    Progressive Technology Project
    Organization dedicated to accelerating social and political progress by building capacity for community collaboration and citizen engagement. Through grants of up to $10,000 and training, Progressive Technology Project enables foundations, advocacy groups, and activists to use technology to achieve their goals, increase participation, and bring about change.

    Share the Technology
    New Jersey -based nonprofit that collects and redistributes computer equipment to nonprofit organizations, schools, and people with disabilities. Web site features a searchable National Computer Donation Database, as well as a wide variety of computer reuse/recycling tips, links, and resources.

    Teaming for Technology Burlington
    A general source of information on technology grants and funding sources, this website also offers a technology planning guide and suggestions concerning hardware, software, training, and other technology topics.

    TechSoup
    TechSoup provides articles, links, resources, worksheets, and special reports on a wide range of topics. It also features a Community Center that includes information on Idea Networks, NPO Stories, Product Reviews, Jobs, and Community Technology Centers . Visitors may also subscribe to By The Cup, TechSoup ' s free monthly e-newsletter.


    EX-PRISONERS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    Debt to Society
    Articles and statistics on prisons, including information on HIV in prisons and the Incarceration Atlas, which includes state by state demographic information on prisoners and national comparisons.

    Fortune Society
    The Fortune Society ' s website contains news and publications about criminal justice issues. It also provides art designed by prisoners, job postings, and links to other sites focused on incarceration.

    HIV in Prison
    This website provides program information on the HIV/Hepatitis C in Prison Committee, advocates for prisoners ' health, and provides links on various topics. Particular attention is paid to women prisoners and prisons in California .

    National GAINS Center for People w/ Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
    Established as a center of information concerning people with mental health and substance abuse issues in contact with the criminal justice system, the Gains Center provides technical assistance, consultations, and information dissemination to help communities integrate different systems. This site includes case studies of programs nationwide, practical information, publications, and trainings.

    National Minority AIDS Council Prison Initiative
    Includes alerts on rising rates of HIV/AIDS in prisons, and publications and a resource list for inmates with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, prison health care providers and community based HIV/AIDS service personnel. The Prison Initiative also offers technical assistance to organizations working to educate and prevent HIV within prisons and improve post-incarceration transitions.

    Office of Justice Programs: Reentry
    Offers information and statistics on reentry in general, the Justice Program ' s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative, and federal funding sources for post-incarceration programs. The site also provides training and technical assistance information, publications, and a calendar.

    Open Society Institute: Criminal Justice Initiative
    The Criminal Justice Initiative incorporates several projects, including the After Prison Initiative, which focuses on reentry, and features a number of resources, news articles, and information on grants and fellowships.

    The Osborne Association: AIDS in Prison Project
    One of the first organizations to recognize that prisons and jails were epicenters of HIV/AIDS. The AIDS in Prison Project offers services & collect-call information for New York State prisoners.

    Triangle Residential Options for Substance Users (TROSA)
    A program for people with substance use issues, including many who have been incarcerated or probated to the program as an alternative to incarceration. TROSA focuses on employment and education, and also subsidizes housing for program members reentering the community.

    Vera Institute of Justice
    Provides extensive information and resources on a number of criminal justice topics. Targeting leaders in government and civil society, this site offers case studies, practical and affordable suggestions, and current research.


    FAIR HOUSING & LEGAL RESOURCES

    Basic Laws on Housing and Community Development (Committee Print 108-C)
    This unofficial compilation contains the texts of the primary housing and community development laws within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Banking and Financial Services of the House of Representatives, as well as additional laws and materials of particular interest to members of the committee in considering legislation relating to housing and community development.

    California Housing Law Project
    Advocacy organization that represents legal services programs, local government housing agencies, nonprofit housing developers, and tenant, disabled, senior and public interest organizations in the state legislature on low-income housing issues. Web site provides news and action alerts related to affordable housing as well as statistics, links, and information on pending legislation in California .

    fairhousinglaw.org
    Provides essential information on legal protections against unfair housing practices, including basic examples of housing discrimination, answers to frequently asked questions, and an easy-to-use database of various state and local statutes that ensure fair housing rights. The web site, which is designed both for fair housing advocates and those who may have been subject to housing discrimination themselves, is part of a multimedia campaign by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, HUD, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and the Ad Council.

    HIV/AIDS Law and Policy Resource
    Designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to HIV law and policy issues. Includes contents of the publication, AIDS and the Law (3rd ed.), authored by David Webber, who created this web site.

    Legal Action Center
    The Legal Action Center (LAC) strives to protect and advance the rights of people living with alcohol and drug issues, HIV/AIDS, and criminal justice histories. LAC also advocates for appropriate public policies in these areas.

    Legal Services Corporation
    Legal Services Corporation (LSC) promotes equal access to the courts by providing grants for civil legal assistance. This site allows users to search for legal assistance programs by state. Also includes current news on issues related to equal access to the justice system.

    National Fair Housing Advocate
    Provides access to discussion forums, legal research and current news in fair housing, searchable case databases, HUD information and notices, upcoming meetings and events, action alerts, press releases, jobs listing, and links to other related resources.

    National Housing Law Project (NHLP)
    NHLP focuses on public policy advocacy, litigation assistance, training, and research on housing rights for poor people. The site contains information on the legal aspects of various housing topics, such as discrimination, rental assistance, and funding sources.

    National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
    Advocates to protect the rights of homeless people and to implement solutions to end homelessness in America through three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education. Web site provides general information on homelessness, related legal issues and legislative developments, access to extensive links, and descriptions of current projects, publications, and activities.

    Northwest Justice Project
    A source for self-help tools and information about non-criminal legal issues affecting low-income people in Washington . Includes sections on housing and health care, and practical advice about Section 8, benefits, and privacy rights.

    West Tennessee Legal Services
    West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS) offers assistance in civil cases to underserved communities in seventeen counties. Their website includes local news and resources, as well as links to regional and national resources on law, aging, housing, health, and government services.


    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Federal Citizen Information Center
    www.info.gov
    Provides links to federal directory, federal yellow pages, state and local government agencies, international organizations, and foreign governments.

    FedWorld Information Network
    www.fedworld.gov
    One-stop location for finding and ordering U.S. government information. Provides links to U.S. government World Wide Web servers and other U.S. government information sources, sorted by subject categories.

    GovBenefits.gov
    www.govbenefits.gov
    Helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible.

    Government Grants (NOFAs) Database
    ocd1.usda.gov/nofa.htm
    Provides interface to search for Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) by department or topic and in order by date of publication or deadline. Listings include contact information and link to the complete NOFA on the appropriate department ' s web site.

    GPO Access
    www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html
    User-friendly gateway to selected information published by the United States government through GPO ' s suite of databases known as GPO Access. Available titles include the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, congressional bills, GAO reports, and economic indicators.

    Nonprofit Gateway
    www.nonprofit.gov
    Designed as a central starting point to help nonprofit organizations access online federal information and services. Linked to all Cabinet departments and many agencies, it contains information about grants, regulations, taxes, and other services, as well as information on a wide range of other topics and programs.

    Statistical Resources on the Web: Federal/State Government Finances
    www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stecgovt....
    Provides access to a wide range of statistical information on federal and state government finances. Includes links to full text and selected reports and figures for the Federal Budget (current and previous FY), federal grants and entitlements, and Congressional Budget Committees analyses.

    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    thomas.loc.gov
    A service of the Library of Congress, THOMAS provides federal legislative information to the Internet public. Includes weekly updates on congressional activities, major legislation/bills, membership and committee information, historical documents, and access to other congressional Internet services and Library of Congress links.

    U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
    www.census.gov
    Gateway to the searchable online documents and databases of the U.S. Census Bureau

    U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Explore.VA.gov
    Provides infomation about VA Benefits.


    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: WHITE HOUSE & CONGRESS

    Congress.org
    www.congress.org
    Primary access point for all information related to the United States Congress and legislative activity. Features fully searchable membership directory, legislative vote spotlights, searchable committee hearings schedule, "Write to Congress" email/letter template, and "Current Bill Search" mechanism.

    The White House
    www.whitehouse.gov
    Features include e-mail links to the president and vice-president, searchable "virtual library" of White House documents, direct access to commonly requested federal services, and up-to-date press releases and federal statistics.

    U.S. House of Representatives
    www.house.gov
    Provides membership and committee directories, schedules, descriptions of actions, full text of bills, Congressional Record, and other important legislative resources.

    U.S. Senate
    www.senate.gov
    Includes schedules, news, and information about Senate leadership. The site also allows users to track and research bills, committees, votes, nominations, and lobbying disclosures.

    Votenet: eConstituent
    www.votenet.com/capweb/index.cfm...
    Designed to be an effective means of providing information about Congress and links to related Internet resources via the World Wide Web. Includes access to searchable membership directory, legislative updates, articles from The Hill Newspaper, and other resources related to politics.


    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: DEPT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

    AIDSinfo
    www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/
    This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes guidance documents concerning the medical management of HIV infection and other related issues. It focuses on drugs, vaccines, and clinical trials. These documents include technical information for health care providers and patients, friends, and family members of people living with HIV and AIDS. The site offers a limited live helpline, a glossary, and educational resources.

    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    www.hrsa.gov/
    Provides overview of programs, grants and contracts information, staff directory, and press releases and publications. Includes access to the Division of HIV Services (DHS), information about Ryan White CARE Act legislation and funds, and searchable staff directory.

    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    hab.hrsa.gov/
    This site provides key information on the Ryan White CARE Act, which funds primary care and support services for medically underserved people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. There are sections covering CARE Act programs and funding, grant opportunities, publications, educating providers of HIV/AIDS care, and more.

    HHS Home Page
    www.hhs.gov/
    Your entry into the Department of Health and Human Services. From this page you may access HHS and related news and agencies.


    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: DEPT. OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Community Connections Information Center
    www.comcon.org
    Information Center for HUD ' s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Serves state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, public interest groups, and others interested in housing and community development. Gateway to program regulations, descriptions of model programs, case studies of affordable housing initiatives, publications on expanding affordable housing opportunities, funding information, training and conference announcements, and referrals to technical assistance providers.

    HOPWA Competitive Awards
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Provides information about competitive HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS) allocations by year, between 1992 and 2004, to Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and long-term projects in areas that were not eligible for formula HOPWA funding. Includes summaries of each funded project and current allocation requirements.

    HOPWA Competitive Program
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Ten percent of HOPWA funds are awarded to nonprofit groups or local or state governments through a competitive selection process. This page provides a brief overview of the HOPWA Competitive Program, including Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and projects that are part of Long-term Comprehensive Strategies. Provides links to grantee guidance, allocation and awards, and projects ' executive summaries and contacts made available through the Statewide HIV/AIDS Housing Information page.

    HOPWA Formula Allocations
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Listings of HOPWA formula allocations by year, from 2000 to 2005.

    HOPWA Formula Program
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Provides an overview of the HOPWA Formula Program which allocates funding to states and metropolitan areas determined statistically by numbers of AIDS cases. Includes links to grantee guidance, allocations and awards, and projects ' executive summaries and contacts made available through the Statewide HIV/AIDS Housing Information page.

    HOPWA Regulations
    www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx...
    Links to Title 24, Chapter V, Part 574 (Revised as of April 1, 2004 ) of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    HOPWA Statewide Information
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Search for current contacts, service area maps, Executive Summaries, allocation histories, and accomplishments for HOPWA formula and competitive grantees by state.

    HOPWA Technical Assistance Providers
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Provides links and contact information for technical assistance providers available to all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors through the HOPWA National Technical Assistance program.

    HUD Employee Search
    www5.hud.gov:63001/po/i/netlocator/...
    Locate phone numbers and e-mail addresses for HUD headquarters and field office staff; searchable by last name.

    HUD Home Page
    www.hud.gov
    Your entry into the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Includes the latest HUD news releases, information on programs and initiatives, and links to HUD staff directory and a variety of other resources.

    HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing Home Page
    www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing...
    Home page for HUD ' s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Provides access to HOPWA Program description and related news, application guidelines, laws and regulations, grantee program summaries by state, and allocations and appropriations information.

    HUD USER
    www.huduser.org
    Information source for housing and community development researchers and policymakers. HUD USER is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics. Contains searchable database, downloadable documents, publications listing, and an extensive directory of links to housing and community-related web sites.

    HUDCLIPS
    www.hudclips.org
    HUD ' s Client Information and Policy Service (CLIPS) offers free access to all of HUD ' s handbooks and notices, forms, legal opinions, Federal Register notices, U.S. Code, and Code of Federal Regulations. Contains more than 63,000 downloadable documents in over 55 full-text searchable databases. Updates to databases are performed daily.


    FUNDING & FUNRAISING

    CDC NPIN Funding Database
    www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/locates/loc...
    Includes private and government funding opportunities for community-based and HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB service organizations. Details about eligibility requirements, application processes, and deadlines are covered.

    Chronicle of Philanthropy
    www.philanthropy.com
    Online version of the popular, biweekly newspaper which is targeted to nonprofit charities, fund developers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprise. Web site offers complete contents of the current issue, archive of articles from previous years, and grant listings (some content is available only to subscribers). Also includes a list of upcoming conferences and workshops, job opportunities in the nonprofit world, and links to other Internet resources.

    Fannie Mae Foundation
    www.fanniemaefoundation.org
    Supports national and local nonprofits that work to expand affordable housing opportunities and that contribute to the "overall quality of life." Web site provides access to the foundation ' s grant programs and application guidelines. Manages www.knowledgeplex.org, the a web portal for housing and community development information. KnowledgePlex(tm) provides easy access to data, and best practices, as well as interactive opportunities to discuss housing issues.

    Foundation Center
    fdncenter.org
    Useful resource for both grantseekers and grantmakers. Includes tips on the nuts-and-bolts of the fundraising process, online library, catalog of the Center ' s extensive publications and trainings/seminars, locations of its research libraries, annotated directory of grantmakers on the Internet, access to its weekly online newsletter, Philanthropy News Digest, and a searchable archive of philanthropy-related articles.

    Gill Foundation
    www.gillfoundation.org
    The central focus of the Gill Foundation's grantmaking activities is to provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the United States, with a particular emphasis on Colorado, non-urban areas in the U.S., and national organizations. Web site provides information about grantmaking initiatives and guidelines, as well as training opportunities, technical assistance, and other tools and resources for nonprofit fundraising.

    Government Grants (NOFAs) Database
    ocd1.usda.gov/nofa.htm
    Provides interface to search for Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) by department or topic and in order by date of publication or deadline. Listings include contact information and link to the complete NOFA on the appropriate department ' s web site.

    Philanthropy Journal
    www.philanthropyjournal.org/front.a...
    Online newspaper that reports on philanthropy and nonprofits. News is published every weekday, focusing on fundraising, giving and volunteering, and managing. Membership is free, and allows visitors to read news stories and announcements, submit articles and ideas, view survey results, look for jobs, and publish employment listings.

    Philanthropy News Network Online
    pnnonline.org/
    Free daily news service focused on nonprofit philanthropy and fundraising issues.

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    www.rwjf.org
    Nation ' s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, with primary focus on access to health services, improving services for people with chronic health conditions, reducing harm caused by substance abuse, and addressing the rising costs of health care. Web site provides information about RWJF national programs and projects, grant guidelines and priorities, and access to RWJF reports and publications.

    The Grantsmanship Center (TGC)
    www.tgci.com
    TGC provides grantsmanship, program planning, and fundraising training and information for the nonprofit sector. Web site features information about TCG services and training opportunities, publications listing, and links to a wide range of federal, state, and community funding sources.


    HARM REDUCTION

    Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
    www.harmreduction.org
    Nonprofit organization committed to local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. Web site features information about HRC membership, national and regional conferences, training and technical assistance programs, educational materials, as well as a general overview of the concept of harm reduction. Also includes policy news and listing of needle exchange programs in the U.S. and Canada .

    Push Harm Reduction
    www.habitsmart.com/hrmtitle.html...
    Created and maintained by HabitSmart, this is the first site on the World Wide Web dedicated to providing information about harm reduction and associated interventions. Includes listing of articles and links to other harm reduction-related web sites


    HOMELESS

    Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center
    www.bphc.hrsa.gov/hchirc/
    The site offers a directory of HCH grantees and subcontractors, a comprehensive database of annotated bibliographies, sample forms and evaluation/research tools used by clinicians and administrators in HCH projects around the country, and links to sites that offer publications about homelessness and health care. There is also a video library and issues of the e-newsletter "Opening Doors," a quarterly bulletin on clinical advances, program models, funding opportunities and legislative changes.

    Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center
    www.weingart.org/institute/
    The Institute aims to increase public access to data and analysis concerning homelessness and poverty and to support new research. This website offers fact sheets, publications, event information, statistics, and contact information concerning poverty, work, support services, and housing in Los Angeles .

    National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
    www.naeh.org
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. Web site features news alerts and policy papers, best practices and profiles, and a wide range of resources and publications -- including the "Ten Essentials Toolkit, " a collection of resources compiled by NAEH to support communities ' efforts to develop ten-year plans to end homelessness, and postings from the "Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference Series."

    National Center on Family Homelessness
    www.familyhomelessness.org/
    Nonprofit organization devoted to research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families. Web site features fact sheets and other online publications, links to other web resources, and information about technical assistance and training opportunities.

    National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)
    www.nationalhomeless.org/
    National advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers and others committed to ending homelessness. Web site features access to a searchable bibliographic database with references to research on homelessness, housing, and poverty, fact sheets on homelessness, legislative alerts and analyses, NCH project descriptions and reports, calendar of events, catalog of publications, updated directories of state and national homeless/housing advocacy organizations and empowerment groups, and links to other useful Internet resources.

    National Health Care for the Homeless Council
    www.nhchc.org
    Membership organization of health care providers working with homeless people across the U.S. Web site features reports, policy papers, clinical information, fact sheets on homelessness and health care, as well as links to related research, publications, and training.

    National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
    www.nlchp.org
    Advocates to protect the rights of homeless people and to implement solutions to end homelessness in America through three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education. Web site provides general information on homelessness, related legal issues and legislative developments, access to extensive links, and descriptions of current projects, publications, and activities.

    National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
    www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/
    Provides technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information about homelessness and mental illness. Web site features information about the center ' s technical assistance activities, workshops, and training opportunities, as well as access to its "National Organizations Concerned with Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness" referral list, annotated bibliographies, and extensive online publications list and Resource Database.


    NON PROFIT RESOURCES

    Alliance for Nonprofit Management
    Membership organization with the mission to challenge and strengthen those who deliver management and governance support services to nonprofit organizations. Web site provides membership information and links, as well as access to a collection of "FAQs" on organizational development and governance issues and free online newsletter.

    BoardSource
    Provides information on membership, services, and programs, and access to a comprehensive array of nonprofit governance/board development publications and online ordering system. Also features answers to frequently asked questions about nonprofit governance.

    Center for Creative Leadership
    CCL aims to improve nonprofit and educational leadership with news, coaching, and abstracts of publications about leadership.

    Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
    News, events, case studies, and trainings for nonprofit groups. This site is particularly targeted for nonprofit managers.

    Chardon Press
    This website focuses on fundraising strategies for nonprofit groups. Publications can be ordered or downloaded for a price, or classified advertisements and archived questions and answers can be viewed for free.

    Community Career Center (CCC)
    Online resource for searching and posting nonprofit job opportunities. Through the web site, users may search job listings for free. Member organizations and affiliates may post job opportunities for free, others are required to pay a fee. Member organizations include the Human Resource Consortium and Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

    CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
    California-based consulting and training organization with a regional focus and a national reach, formerly known as the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. Web site features information about workshops and consulting services, access to online newsletters for nonprofits and board members, searchable databases for Bay Area funders and consultants, Nonprofit Development Library, Nonprofit Bookstore, and related links.

    Free Management Library
    Articles concerning a number of management topics for both nonprofit and for-profit groups.

    GuideStar
    Online information service targeted to nonprofit organizations, donors, and funders. Web site features articles on nonprofit issues, conference listings, and links to helpful web sites. Free registration to the GuideStar database offers nonprofits the opportunity to post organizational information, classified ads (for special events, in-kind requests, job openings, volunteer opportunities, etc), online newsletters, and press releases.

    Independent Sector
    A coalition of non-profit and for-profit groups, this website offers information about the nonprofit sector, volunteerism, and philanthropy. It also highlights policy, research, events, publications, and current issues such as faith based organizations and collaboration.

    Innovation Network, Inc.
    Innovation Network offers consultations, training, and tools for program evaluation for nonprofits and grantmakers. Their website includes evaluation tips, a number of downloadable publications, and a tool which guides users through the development of integrated planning frameworks.

    Internet Nonprofit Center
    Provides information for and about nonprofit organizations in the United States . Includes access to a "nonprofit locator" tool and Nonprofit FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions"), which contains useful information and advice for nonprofit managers.

    Jossey-Bass: Nonprofit Management Series
    Sells books on issues concerning nonprofit organizations, such as boards, accounting, fundraising, law, and leadership.

    Leadership for a Changing World
    This website aims to recognize, enhance, and support community leadership. It includes articles, research papers, and news about awards.

    Living Cities Milano MiX: Management Information Exchange
    A source of information on various management topics, including conflict resolution, motivation, communication, training and development, governing boards, succession planning, and staff satisfaction. The website features articles, links to useful websites, and a research center. The site also features a peer network where leaders can share ideas and information with each other. MiX focuses on managing staff and departments of community-based organizations and is part of a larger, $1.6 million project to improve management practices in community-based organizations.

    Management Center
    Centered in Northern California , this website offers workshops and discussions about nonprofit management, as well as resources, jobs, and an online nonprofit assessment tool.

    Network for Good
    Connects people interested in donating time or money with nonprofit groups and offers tips on actions people can take for change. This website allows users to search for nonprofit groups in a number of ways, including focus and location.

    Nonprofit Sector Research Fund
    This website highlights research on the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. It includes program descriptions, research reports, and articles, as well as contact information.

    Nonprofit Times
    Monthly online newsletter that provides information on current events affecting American nonprofits. Provides access to both current and back issues, interactive news forum/bulletin board, and links to other online resources.

    NP Action
    Offers articles, resources, and tools for nonprofits, particularly focused on capacity building, nonprofit advocacy, and regulations concerning lobbying and voter eduction.

    United Way of America's Outcome Measurement Resource Network
    Features information, FAQs, and downloadable resources about outcome measurement and related topics.

    Wilder Publishing Center
    Publishing center of the Amherst A. Wilder Foundation, an endowed nonprofit health and human services organization based in St. Paul , Minnesota . Publication topic areas include nonprofit management and planning, fundraising and marketing, and collaboration and community building.


    RURAL HOUSING & DEVELOENTMENT

    Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
    National nonprofit corporation promoting the development of affordable housing for rural, low-income people at the national, state, and local levels. Web site provides information on its loan funds, technical assistance services, research and demonstration projects, training activities, and an excellent, comprehensive listing of available publications and information sheets.

    National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
    NADO provides training, information, and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America . Web site provides information on NADO/NADO Research Foundation program activities, including meetings and trainings, legislative policy and advocacy, publications, as well as links to related resources and job postings.

    National Rural Development Partnership (NRDP)
    Brings together federal, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as the private for-profit and nonprofit sectors, to work collaboratively for the improvement of rural America ' s communities. Web site provides access to state rural development councils (SRDCs), National Rural Development Council members, an electronic archive of NRDP successes, indexed by state and issue area, Rural Development Net, NRDP ' s nationwide bulletin board service, conference listings, and links to other online rural resources.

    Rural Development Success Stories
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site offers a database of successful rural development projects, organized by state. Provides detailed information about designs and management techniques that have worked well in low-income, limited-resource communities.

    Rural Information Center (RIC)
    Joint project of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service and the National Agricultural Library (NAL), RIC provides information and referral services to individuals and groups working with and for rural communities. Web site features listing of available RIC publications, information on upcoming rural conferences, and links to model projects/best practices and other rural information resources. Also houses a rural health information clearinghouse known as the Rural Information Center Health Service (RICHS).

    USDA Rural Development
    Provides access to the informational resources of the rural development agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Rural Housing Service programs. Features include a listing of rural development programs and initiatives, regulations, news, and links to field offices and other related sites.