Government Agency Websites Department of Education The Administration's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote major new initiatives and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. Department of Defense The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) The HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. National Institutes of Health (NIH) The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medial information. National Science Foundation (NSF) An independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives over 45,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes over 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $400 million in professional and service contracts yearly. Useful NSF website pages: NSF Funding Opportunity Search NSF News National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) Awards Simple Search Sign up to receive NSF News Updates by Email U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.