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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The CFDA Staff selected programs that may be of special interest to those seeking financial assistance in dealing with the events of September 11th. Each program indicates who may apply as follows: State and Local Governments, Non-profit organizations, Individuals, Other.

CDC Bioterrorism Resources
This Center for Disease Control (CDC) website provides facts and answers to frequently asked questions about anthrax, smallpox, radiological emergencies, biological agents, chemical agents, and mail handling.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.

Financial Institutions Hotline Relating to Terrorist Activity
The Treasury Department's has established a FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HOTLINE, 866.556.3974, for financial institutions to voluntarily report to law enforcement suspicious transactions that may relate to recent terrorist activity against the United States. The purpose of the HOTLINE is to facilitate the immediate transmittal of this information to law enforcement, and it operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Additional reporting instructions are provided to financial institutions, including how to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). Law Enforcement Agencies can disseminate this information to the Business community, encouraging communication, information sharing, and intelligence gathering.

FirstGov Resources on Homeland Security
FirstGov is the web portal for federal government resources. This page provides information about ways citizens can protect themselves, support the country, report terrorism leads, and find resources for terrorism victims.

Homeland Security Information Network
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is a computer-based counterterrorism communications system connecting all 50 states, five territories, Washington, D.C., and 50 major urban areas. The HSIN allows all states and major urban areas to collect and disseminate information between federal, state, and local agencies involved in combating terrorism.

Launched in March 2003, Ready.Gov is a common sense website designed to initiate a process of learning about citizen preparedness. One of the primary mandates of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency - including a possible terrorist attack.

U.S. Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a network, a means of bringing people and information together to fight the complex problem of money laundering. The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from the abuses of financial crime, including terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit activity.

U.S. Government Counter-Terrorism Web Site
This website acts as a clearinghouse for counter-terrorism related information for local law enforcement.

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
This program sponsored by the Federal Government's USA Freedom Corps initiative, links local law enforcement agencies with citizen volunteers. Police departments and sheriffs' offices may register their volunteer opportunities with the centralized database. Citizens may look for opportunities to volunteer in their hometown police departments and sheriff's offices.

White House Homeland Security Web Page
This is the White House's main page on homeland security. It includes information about the White House Office of Homeland Security and the Administration's homeland security agenda.

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