Newly revised and expanded for 2009 with updated material not found in earlier editions, our unique electronic book on CD-ROM has an amazing collection of the finest federal documents and resources on government grants plus assistance programs for small businesses. New for 2009: extensive coverage of federal student aid programs, with Education Department information on college loans, and the 2009 Federal Student Aid Handbook. There is a section on getting files and records from government agencies through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. Save time and effort by using this comprehensive resource to find grants, disaster relief, loans, student aid, programs, or records! There is individual coverage of federal agencies and departments, along with tips and resources for grant proposal writing. In addition, next-generation search technology allows complete cross-file indexing and makes all files on each disc fully searchable! The depth and breadth of the coverage of federal grants and small business programs is truly awesome. FEDERAL GRANTS – We go far beyond just the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), the OFFICIAL guide to federal grants, with its thousands of pages on loans, grants, surplus equipment, and training from 1662 agency and department programs worth $300 billion. (The printed CFDA is still sold by GPO, now for $75!) There are new programs from the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, HUD, Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, EPA, Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security. Our CD-ROM has unique sections devoted to specific agencies or topics, with over 66,000 pages of material. FOIA and Privacy Act coverage has information on contacting every government agency, guides to writing FOIA requests, FOIA law and related topics. There is specific information on all 15 types of assistance: Formula & Project Grants, Direct Payments – Unrestricted, Loans, Insurance, Sale/Exchange/Donation of Property, Goods, Use of Property, Facilities, Equipment, Advisory Services, Counseling, Technical Information, Training, Investigation of Complaints, and Federal Employment. Categories of service provided include: Agriculture, Arts, Business, Commerce, Community Development, Consumer Protection, Disaster Prevention and Relief, Education, Employment, Labor, Training, Energy, Environmental Quality, Food, Nutrition, Health, Housing, Humanities, Information, Statistics, Law/Justice/Legal Services, Natural Resources, Regional Development, Science, Technology, Social Services, Income Security, and Transportation. As the catalog itself says, “Get started today exploring the amazing world of grants and loans provided by the Federal Government!” SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE – There is comprehensive information for entrepreneurs with documents, forms, and materials from the Small Business Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission: library of documents, forms, startup kit, information about loan programs and financing, laws, regulations, research reports, success stories, workbooks, disaster / terrorist relief loans and aid, franchising, international trade, and more. A full set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) provides a wealth of information about how the SBA can assist small business owners. The SEC material includes a complete set of publications on a full A to Z range of topics from accounts to variable annuities.