The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

General Policy and Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources


Administration for Children and Families (ACF) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Administration for Native Americans (ANA), Mary E. Switzer Bldg., 330 C St. S.W., Room 4126, 20201 (mailing address: 370 L’Enfant Promenade S.W., Washington, DC 20447); (202) 690-7776. Fax, (202) 690-8145. Michelle Sauve, Commissioner (Acting).

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Awards grants for locally determined social and economic development strategies; promotes Native American economic and social self-sufficiency; funds tribes and Native American and Native Hawaiian organizations; provides grant funding for community development projects. Commissioner chairs the Intradepartmental Council on Indian Affairs, which coordinates Native American–related programs.

Corp. for National and Community Service, 250 E St. N.W., 20525; (202) 606-6852. Fax, (202) 606-3460. Malcolm Coles, Chief Executive Officer (Acting). Press, (202) 606-6775. ...

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