Government Surplus Property and Asset Sales and Auctions
That question is difficult to answer because "federal agency" can be defined in many different ways (for further discussion on this point, please see What is a Federal Agency?). There are currently 15 executive agencies (the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, the Interior, and the Treasury), but most people would consider other organizations beneath those categories agencies as well (such as the Farm Service Agency, which is within the Department of Agriculture, or the Missile Defense Agency, which is within the Department of Defense). There are also countless offices, centers, bureaus, programs, administrations, councils, divisions, organizations, and directives within the federal government, and these organizations are frequently reorganized.
The Federal Agency Index uses the U.S. Government Manual as its organizing guide. One way for you to estimate the approximate number of federal agencies is to look at the Manual's Appendix C, Agencies Appearing in the Code of Federal Regulations. That list may not be up-to-the-moment, and it is up to you to decide whether to count the indented sub-agencies included under the main headings.
The Federal Agency Index is kept only in html format, so it is impossible for the list's information to be disseminated separately.
The Federal Agency Index is exactly that -- an index list of the websites of Federal Agencies. If you are not the representative of a Federal Agency listed within the U.S. Government Manual, then we cannot include your website within the Federal Agency Index.
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The "ultimate" sources for finding federal grant opprotunites are the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and Grants.gov, the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. Many agencies also have listings of grants and programs that are available:
The Criminal Division of the Department of Justice includes the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Consumer Information is available via a number of resources:
Searches via USA Jobs from the Office of Personnel Management can be limited by state and agency. Many agencies will also have a careers information:
See also LSU Libraries' Legal Sources.
Department of Defense Fact Sheets:
Travelers to the United States should check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security.
It may be helpful to contact your local SBA Offices and Services.
The CyberCemetery, a website maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries in partnership with the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.