FOIA.gov is a government-wide portal for the Freedom of Information Act that was developed as part of the Department of Justice’s Open Government plan. At FOIA.gov, you have access to all the FOIA data collected by the Department of Justice on behalf of the federal government.
This is not a full list of government agencies that make information available through FOIA. For the complete list please visit http://www.foia.gov/report-makerequest.html and click on "
Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison‘s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on the 16th.Freedom of Information Day is March 11-18, 2019, kicking off the week-long festivities, celebrating the Freedom of Information Act and your right to know executive branch information.
This topical guide to FOIA is arranged by tabs across the top which group similar information together. On this tab, you’ll find the essentials of FOIA, as well as a list of agencies that make information available through FOIA. Hover over the abbreviations for the full title of the council, department, agency, foundation or office name.
For more information, see the tabs most closely relating to your area of inquiry. For example, if you are interested in some of the most common FOIA requests, select “Popular FOIA requests.”
Under "Research" you'll find assistance with citing sources you find in this guide using common citation styles.
For assistance, email Lori Gwinett, Government Information Librarian
Watch brief videos by the U.S. Department of Justice on the following topics: