Dead Link Alternatives
UVA Demographics Research Group: Population estimates/projections, school enrollment projections, and data visualization using maps
Virginia Department of Education, Enrollment & Demographics: Local and regional school demographic data, including homeschooled and special education data.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Quarterly census of employment and wages. Available at county, state, and national levels by industry.
Virginia Labor Market Information: Another source of quarterly employment and wage data.
Prince William County GIS: Demographic resources and links. Includes Virginia-specific resources and interactive data & maps
Score.org’s List of Startup Resources: For small businesses. Includes small business magazines, websites, legal information and documents, franchising, and government assistance.
General Health and Wellness:
Mayo Clinic: same website, new url
Doctors, Hospitals, & Other Health Care Providers:
BuzDoc.com – may be same website as DocBuz; similar features
Symptom Checker/Lab Tests:
Your.MD: symptom checker like freeMD
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics; State Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates Virginia: Estimated data for all industry sectors.
Virginia Labor Market Information: Short and long-term occupational projections through 2026.
Looking for a Job:
ReEmployment Portal: new redirect for unemployment benefits, health care, and places to get employment and training.
Virginia Jobs – new subdirectory accessible under the same Department of Human Resource Management. Searchable state jobs by location, agency, and job type.
Work with the Local Government:
Spotsylvania County Job Openings – redirected to official job openings page
USA.gov: new subdirectory found
Grants for Individuals:
Disability.gov: new, working link
Central Virginia Housing Coalition: Offers voucher program information, counseling, rental resources and information, and financial assistance programs
Virginia Housing Development Authority: Grant programs for affordable housing through REACH Virginia
Resources for Nonprofit:
Foundation Center’s Nonprofit Startup Resources: Diagnostic and resources on starting a nonprofit. Organized by state.
Official IRS Tax Exemption Forms: – for nonprofits, many documents include separate instructions.
NOLO.com: Offers easy-to-understand instructions on how to obtain 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status for a nonprofit
Foundation Center: new link to general webpage
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants: new, working link
Tax Information for Nonprofits:
Tax Information for Charitable Organizations: same list of forms/Life Cycles resources, has been incorporated within nonprofits
Filing Requirements for Nonprofits & Charities: Lists forms, help, and directory to Nonprofit & Charities page
About Form 990: Links to all new revisions, current forms, and directions to other relevant forms.
Venture Partnership Foundation: Investment opportunity for charities and nonprofits
Impetus: Funding for charities
InsidePhilanthropy: Funding and grant information (who is giving to certain organizations)
Corporate Giving – information on corporate giving, definitions on programs and foundations (their Funding Directory is a paid subscription)
Resources for Individual and Personal Needs:
Individual Resources under Rappahannock United Way: community resources and free financial services
Quick Guide English: Rappahannock United Way
Quick Guide Spanish: Rappahannock United Way
Community Resources Directory: offers a helpline, but other offered housing information taken off the website
Homeownership and Rental Assistance: Same link as Virginia Housing Development Authority
USDA Rural Development – same subdirectory
Weatherization – energy.gov tips to weatherize your home. Provides information for how to apply for weatherization assistance
Official Websites of County Governments:
Westmoreland County: new url
Area Museums and Historic Houses: running list of museums and historic houses, with descriptions of each
FAM: Fredericksburg Area Museum website. Running list of exhibitions and events
Historic District: Official fredericksburgva.gov site, details the history of the downtown district
Local News and Radio Stations:
Potomac Local – Stafford County
Stafford County Sheriff’s Office – local news section
Virginia State Parks – working link
Westmoreland State Park – under Virginia State Parks website
Greyhound Fredericksburg Bus Stop – information
GCFGlobal Computer Basics – hardware & software, safety, Internet
Voter registration status – on Vote.org
Virginia Department of Elections List of Candidates – statewide and local
Other Links of Interest:
DemocracyNet – may work, but takes a long time to respond. Not found on League of Women Voters’ website.