Government and Governmental Services

Center for Plain Language

Plain language matters. The Center is an advocate for clear communication and plain language in government, business, non-profits, and universities - everywhere. Start here on the website for good resources: ...

Federal Plain Language resources

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from many different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. We develop and maintain the content of this ...

Maryland Business Licenses Online

An alternative to SDAT.  This website provides public access to the business licensing system of the Maryland Judiciary. Access to these records is governed by Maryland Rules 16-1001 through 16-1011, effective October 1, 2004. Acceptance of ...

Sample PIA Request to a Housing Authority

The Southern MD LAB office has experienced some pretty egregious due process violations in dealing with all three of our county housing authorities.  We sent the attached letter to all of them.  One immediately called and set up a ...

Sample PIA - DHMH

Jennifer Goldberg offered this sample, with her usual humble disclaimer about how good it might be.  But it is a fine example, in concert with the one from Peter Sabonis for DLLR.

Sample PIA - DLLR

You can find a sample of a PIA, along with an accompanying letter requesting additional information, prepared by Peter Sabonis regarding DLLR issues at: I am not reattaching it, beause that would take up a ...

SAIL "Am I Eligible?" - for Maryland and federal benefits

SAIL helps you to apply, renew, or learn about various social services offered by the State of Maryland. To read more before filing an application,

BenefitsCheckUp - What benefits are you entitled to?

Find Benefits Programs... Get all the benefits you deserve. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

Maryland Manual - A Guide to Maryland Government

Who does what in Maryland government

State Child Welfare Policy Database

This easy-to-use website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states. ...


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