Agencies - Departments
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State Government Agency

A "State Agency" is an administrative unit of government - government agency, a department of a local or national government responsible for the oversight and administration of a specific function.

The government agency is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions. There is a notable variety of types of agency. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a Department or Ministry, and other types of public body established by government. The functions of an agency are normally executive in character since different types of organization (such as commissions) are normally used for advisory functions, but this distinction is often blurred in practice.

State Agencies

  • US State Government Home Pages
    Find a list of official government Websites home pages for the 50 American States, (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America.

  • State Amber Alert Plans
    Find Amber Alert Plans for the 50 American States, a critical missing child response program that utilizes the resources of law enforcement and media to notify the public when children are kidnapped by predators.

  • State Geological Survey Organizations
    Find the agencies responsible for state geological surveys in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Access surveys, maps, publications, and geological information.

  • Official State Lotteries
    Find listing of all official state lotteries. Get the latest lottery results for all United States state lotteries.

  • Motor Vehicles, Department of Motor Vehicles
    Located motor vehicles agencies (Departments of Motor Vehicle) responsible for titling and registering vehicles, and issuing driver's licenses, suspensions and reinstatements in your state. Get forms, manuals, and other publications.

  • State Natural Resources Agencies

    Find natural resources agencies that provides a starting point for finding the state agencies that manage fish and wildlife resources.

  • State Sex Offenders Registries
    Located certain private and personal information on registered sex offenders, Megan's Law requires make certain private and personal information on registered sex offenders available to the public.

  • State Student Financial Aid
    Explore all the grant, scholarship, and loan programs available to state residents. Find state agencies that help college students and families with scholarships, financial aid, Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants, College Savings, Pell grants, and federal student loans.

  • State Tourism Agencies
    Find each of the 50 state's official tourism sites that promote vacationing in the state by residents and visitors and to contribute to the state's economy by supporting the state's tourism industry

  • Unclaimed Funds & Property
    Offers links to each US state government entity responsible for safekeeping and return of assets from inactive accounts. Find forms and applications for claiming funds and properties.

State Resources
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