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  • Area Agencies on Aging (29)
    TD-1100.6500-050

    Area Agencies on Aging

    TD-1100.6500-050

    Substate organizations authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based services for older adults within their planning and service area. State Units on Aging designate, provide federal and state funding, and monitor operations of AAAs. Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have AAAs and, therefore, serve the roles of both state and area agency. AAA's responsibilities include planning; development of local funding resources; and contracting with local service provider organizations to provide authorized services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance (1)
    BM-7000.0500

    Automotive Repair and Maintenance

    BM-7000.0500

    Programs that pay for or provide maintenance and repair services for people whose automobiles, trucks, trailers or other motorized vehicles are due for regular maintenance or have mechanical or structural problems. Also included are work experience programs that provide automobile repairs for the general public.
  • Braille Transcription (3)
    PH-3500.1000

    Braille Transcription

    PH-3500.1000

    Programs that transfer materials that were originally written in English or another language into Braille, a system that uses raised dots to represent numerals and letters of the alphabet which can be identified by the fingers.
  • Business Associations (34)
    TN-1000

    Business Associations

    TN-1000

    Organizations whose members are business people, either operating their own companies or employed in organizations, who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting the general commercial interests of the community or the interests of their own trade.
  • Charities/Grantmaking Organizations (12)
    TD-1200

    Charities/Grantmaking Organizations

    TD-1200

    Organizations that solicit contributions, endowments and other financial support from public and private sources which are used directly by the organization to provide human services for eligible residents of the community or which are utilized to provide the total or supplementary financial support for human service programs of community agencies and organizations. Also included are governmental and quasi-governmental entities that manage the allocation of public monies to public and private human service providers.
  • Civic Groups (31)
    TD-1400

    Civic Groups

    TD-1400

    Clubs, associations and other voluntary organizations whose members are concerned with the general welfare of the community and enhancing the life of its residents.
  • Community Economic Development and Finance (40)
    TB

    Community Economic Development and Finance

    TB

    Programs that provide a variety of services and activities that are intended to stimulate the economy; expand employment opportunities; encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry; improve the physical infrastructure through redevelopment; support the development, finance, management and preservation of affordable housing; and otherwise enhance the economic development of the community. Many programs focus on impoverished communities and are structured to prevent the outflow of community dollars and to retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses and thereby creating local jobs, sustaining local services and building a healthier local economy. Also included are the institutions that the financial sector comprises and the services they provide for businesses and the general public.
  • Community Recognition (2)
    TF

    Community Recognition

    TF

    Programs that recognize the social or civic contributions that people have made to the life of the community, congratulate them on having reached significant personal milestones, or provide opportunities for people to show their respect for their country and community.
  • Consulates/Foreign Government Representatives (1)
    BT-8750.1400

    Consulates/Foreign Government Representatives

    BT-8750.1400

    The headquarters of public officials who have been appointed by a foreign government to reside in the United States and take responsibility for developing and protecting the economic interests of that government and looking after the welfare of any of its citizens who may be traveling or living in the U.S.
  • Coroner Services (2)
    PB-1600

    Coroner Services

    PB-1600

    Programs that conduct investigations, inquests, postmortem examinations and laboratory tests to determine the cause, manner and circumstances of death in all cases of natural death when the individual was unattended by a physician, and in all cases of unnatural death (homicides, suicides, accidents or deaths of a suspicious nature). The coronor's office is also responsible for correctly identifying the deceased and for making proper disposition of the remains. Also included are programs that pay for autopsies when required.
  • Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training (1)
    PH-6200.1700

    Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training

    PH-6200.1700

    Programs that offer workshops, discussion groups and other types of training which focus on the knowledge and interpersonal skills that participants need in order to work and live comfortably and effectively with people of differing cultural backgrounds. Cultural awareness training typically helps participants clarify their own values and attitudes and understand how these condition their expectations of and reactions to others. Training which addresses cross-cultural competencies focuses on the similarities and differences between two (or more) cultures and helps participants understand the perspectives, customs, history, use of language and other aspects of the other culture in order to help prevent cultural differences from becoming barriers to communication and interaction.
  • Elections/Election Campaigns (1)
    TQ-1800

    Elections/Election Campaigns

    TQ-1800

    Programs that provide information regarding the election process, the views and voting records of rival candidates for public office, the pros and cons of specific ballot issues, or election results; which encourage citizens to express their views by voting for the candidates or ballot measures of their choice; or which protect the individual's right to vote.
  • Energy/Water Conservation Improvements (1)
    BH-3000.1800

    Energy/Water Conservation Improvements

    BH-3000.1800

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies, cash or tax rebates, property assessment arrangements or consultation services for homeowners who want to make home improvements that are designed to reduce energy and/or water consumption.
  • Family Prison Visitation Support (1)
    FF-3300.2000

    Family Prison Visitation Support

    FF-3300.2000

    Programs that facilitate visits by family members or significant others to people who are inmates in a correctional facility by arranging for or offering local and long-distance transportation, providing current information about visitation conditions, offering a temporary place to stay or sponsoring other similar activities.
  • Human Resources Management Support (1)
    TP-3000

    Human Resources Management Support

    TP-3000

    Programs that provide assistance for nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups that need help in the engagement and effective utilization of professional, paraprofessional and/or clerical staff to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Language Translation (1)
    PH-3500.4550

    Language Translation

    PH-3500.4550

    Programs that offer the services of bilingual individuals who have reading and writing proficiency in the second language to transfer documents written in the second language into English or vice versa or to explain the meaning of documents written in English to people whose reading proficiency in English is inadequate, using that person's native language.
  • Libraries (50)
    TJ-4400

    Libraries

    TJ-4400

    Facilities which house a collection of materials including books, manuscripts, journals, government documents and nonprint formats such as paintings, musical recordings, videotapes, films and data files on magnetic tape which are organized to provide physical, bibliographic and intellectual access to a targeted group of people and which generally make available staff to provide services and programs related to the information needs of the targeted group.
  • Library Services (28)
    TJ-4500

    Library Services

    TJ-4500

    Libraries and other facilities that offer a range of activities and services which are designed to meet the information and learning needs of patrons and to facilitate their enjoyment of library resources. Included are reference services, programs which introduce and encourage reading, services which enable people who cannot access the facility to utilize library resources and special collections which provide access to a broad spectrum of general and specialized book and nonbook material as well as reading material in alternative formats.
  • Literacy Programs (7)
    HH-4500

    Literacy Programs

    HH-4500

    Programs that provide reading and writing instruction for individuals of all ages who are unable to read or write at a functional level. Some programs interpret literacy more broadly and also help people develop speaking, computation and problem solving skills with the objective of ensuring that they develop levels of proficiency they will need to become self sufficient and function well in society.
  • Media/Communications (11)
    TJ-5500

    Media/Communications

    TJ-5500

    Radio and television stations, book publishers, newspaper publishers, producers and distributors of film and video and other members of the media and communications industries that serve as channels of communication for news, entertainment, advertising and other matters of current interest which may include special public service features or programming for the community.
  • Mentoring Programs (9)
    PH-1400.5000

    Mentoring Programs

    PH-1400.5000

    Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.
  • Mortuary Services (9)
    PB-5000

    Mortuary Services

    PB-5000

    Programs that provide funeral home services including removal of the body to the funeral home; preparing, obtaining necessary signatures on and filing the death certificate and deposition permit with the local health department; embalming services; cremation services; temporary care for the body prior to final disposition; visitation, private viewing and memorial services; and/or cremation caskets, burial caskets, burial vaults, grave markers, urns and other interment accessories.
  • Multipurpose Centers (11)
    TC-5500

    Multipurpose Centers

    TC-5500

    Programs that provide facilities where a wide variety of services are made available to the community.
  • National Cemeteries (1)
    PB-1400.6000

    National Cemeteries

    PB-1400.6000

    A system of cemeteries, soldiers' lots and monument sites administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in which members of the armed forces, veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, and designated family members can be interred. Also eligible for burial are members of the reserve components of the armed forces, the Army and Air National Guard, and Reserve Officers Training Corps who die while on active duty or training for performing these services, or who have 20 years of service in the reserve components of the armed forces creditable for retired pay. Services include the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, headstones and markers, and perpetual care.
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs (1)
    FN-1500.1550-600

    Neighborhood Watch Programs

    FN-1500.1550-600

    Programs that encourage total community involvement in discouraging preventable crime by organizing awareness meetings to help neighbors get to know one another and look out for each other, learn to secure their property, and recognize and report suspicious activity. Technical assistance may also be provided. Included are Park Watch programs that encourage residents to be on the lookout for and report vandalism or other criminal activity in local parks.
  • Organ Donor Cards/Registries (1)
    LH-0500.6350

    Organ Donor Cards/Registries

    LH-0500.6350

    Programs that maintain computerized repositories of information about individuals who have registered their intent to donate organs and tissue and the conditions under which they may be used; provide cards that people who want to donate vital organs, tissue or their entire bodies (for purposes of anatomical study) can complete, sign and carry with them; or issue stickers which can be affixed to an individual's driver license indicating the intent to donate.
  • Outreach Programs (16)
    TJ-6500.6300

    Outreach Programs

    TJ-6500.6300

    Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.
  • Places of Worship (23)
    PV-6500

    Places of Worship

    PV-6500

    Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship where people of different religious persuasions gather to practice their faith.
  • Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups (2)
    TD-6500

    Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups

    TD-6500

    Governing boards, advisory boards, commissions, committees and other groups that provide advice, guidance and, in some cases, formal oversight, for public and private organizations that are responsible for the provision of services to the community; that assess existing social conditions and problems and develop and assist in the implementation of specific strategies for meeting the human service needs of the community; and/or which assist community agencies and organizations to coordinate the provision of services in an efficient, nonduplicative way. Also included are entities that are composed of community agencies which have an established networking relationship that provides a collaborative approach to addressing specific identified community needs and problems.
  • Political Organizations (2)
    TQ-6500

    Political Organizations

    TQ-6500

    Groups of individuals with common political goals who have gathered together on a voluntary basis to work for the election of specific candidates for public office or to encourage the implementation of public policies that represent their ideological point of view.
  • Post Offices (1)
    TB-1100.6400

    Post Offices

    TB-1100.6400

    Local offices that are responsible for the collection, processing and delivery of letters, parcels, mailgrams and other material handled by the postal service as well as retail sales of postage stamps, mailing materials and other mail related items. Most post offices also have locked post boxes that customers can rent for delivery of their mail rather than relying on general mail delivery, a service that is provided at no cost.
  • Protective Services for Animals (7)
    PD-7600

    Protective Services for Animals

    PD-7600

    Programs that provide a variety of services that shield domestic animals from harm in the form of cruelty, abuse, neglect or exploitation. Included are services for abandoned, lost or otherwise homeless animals and those who need to be rescued from dangerous situations.
  • Public Officials Offices (32)
    TD-6600

    Public Officials Offices

    TD-6600

    The offices of individuals who have been appointed or elected to a city, county, state or federal public office for a specified tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that portion of the sovereign functions of government that are conferred on that office by the constitution or the legislature.
  • Public Utility Regulation/Deregulation (1)
    DF-8000.6600

    Public Utility Regulation/Deregulation

    DF-8000.6600

    Programs that establish and enforce regulations that govern the rates and services of utility companies and/or provide information about utility deregulation.
  • Records/Licenses/Permits (28)
    DF-7000

    Records/Licenses/Permits

    DF-7000

    Programs that issue written personal permits to engage in activities that are regulated by government authority or which maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to documents which authenticate the occurrence of specific transactions, proceedings or events. Also included are programs that evaluate records, licenses or permits issued by foreign authorities and produce written certification of equivalency to U.S. standards.
  • Sign Language Interpretation (4)
    PH-3500.8000

    Sign Language Interpretation

    PH-3500.8000

    Programs that offer the services of people who are proficient in sign language, one of a variety of communication systems in which hand and body movements represent words, ideas, objects, actions and other concepts, to help people who are deaf or have hearing impairments and hearing individuals communicate with one another. Included are programs for individuals who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) as well as those who use systems like Signed Exact English (SEE), Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE) which involve manually coded English, signed French which involve manually coded French, cued speech in which words spoken by lips are supplemented by cues which aid speech reading, and oral transliteration in which words spoken by an individual are silently mouthed to the deaf person accompanied by appropriate facial expressions and gestures to facilitate conveyance of the information. Sign language interpreters interpret in two ways: voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice. Voice-to-sign means the interpreter is signing to the deaf person what the speaker is saying. Sign-to-voice means the interpreter is voicing to the hearing person what the deaf person is signing. Some individuals want an interpreter who can perform both roles. Others prefer to speak for themselves and limit the interpreter's role to signing to them.
  • Street Outreach Programs (1)
    PH-8000

    Street Outreach Programs

    PH-8000

    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.
  • Support Groups (80)
    PN-8100

    Support Groups

    PN-8100

    Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
  • Utility Service Connection/Repair (3)
    BV-8950

    Utility Service Connection/Repair

    BV-8950

    Organizations that are responsible for processing utility connection orders; installing, maintaining and repairing necessary equipment; activating service; accepting and responding to reports of outages or other problems; reading meters or otherwise measuring usage; and/or billing and collection.
  • Veterinary Services (6)
    PD-9000

    Veterinary Services

    PD-9000

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for animals who have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which euthanize animals who are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems. Preventive care is generally also available.
  • Wish Foundations (1)
    LH-6300.9500

    Wish Foundations

    LH-6300.9500

    Programs that grant wishes which will enrich the lives of people who are unable to fulfill them on their own, e.g., a visit to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality or a reunion with family members. Also included are programs that arrange trips or other experiences for individuals and groups. Most wish fulfillment programs serve children and adults who are terminally or gravely ill. Other populations may include seniors, veterans and individuals who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused.
 
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