The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in federal student aid to more than 14 million students. Click here to find information on grants, loans and work study programs primarily for workers whose hours or wages are reduced or who need training to reenter the workforce.
The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) provides financial assistance to eligible families seeking care at early education and care or out of school time programs. Click here to find out more.
Health and Public Safety
As a citizen you cannot directly issue an Amber Alert, you should contact your local police department to initiate an alert. Based on specific criteria that must be met, the alert may or may not be broadcasted. Click here to get the details on the criteria needed for an alert to be issued.
The executive Office of Public Safety and Security provides the forms and applications necessary to fully register your firearm. If this is your first time registering they also provide a list of instructors to ensure you're properly trained. Click here for information.
Seniors, military personnel, blind individuals, and others can apply for certain property tax exemptions and deferrals in Massachusetts. Click here to find information about eligibility, and how to apply.
The Office on Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation provides information on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord, including finding a tenant, types of tenancies, security deposits and last month’s rent, increasing rent, and when you may legally enter the apartment. Click here to understand your rights as a landlord.
Transportation and Vehicles
Apply for unemployment if you lost your job or your hours were reduced through no fault of your own. You can also apply if you were collecting unemployment income, then returned to work, but are now unemployed within the same year. Click here to apply for unemployment.
The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) requires all employers to register their business and file quarterly wage records using UI Online, the Unemployment Insurance online application. This requirement applies to employers who are subject to unemployment insurance as well as employers who are not. Click here to learn more about your employers' responsibilities.