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.





Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) (Education Dept.), Adult Education and Literacy, 550 12th St. S.W., 11th Floor, 20202-7100 (mailing address: 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., P-OCTAE, DAEL, Washington, DC 20202); (202) 245-7700. Fax, (202) 245-7838. Cheryl L. Keenan, Director, (202) 245-7810.

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Provides state and local agencies and community-based organizations with assistance in establishing education programs for homeless adults.

Community Planning and Development (CPD) (Housing and Urban Development Dept.), 451 7th St. S.W., #7100, 20410; (202) 402-3921. Fax, (202) 708-3336. James Arthur Jemison, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.


Gives supplemental assistance to facilities that aid the homeless; awards grants for innovative programs that address the needs of homeless families with children.

Community Planning and Development (CPD) (Housing and Urban Development Dept.), Special Needs Assistance Programs, ...

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