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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

Services

Information on types of services and help my office may be able to provide, and how to request more information or assistance.

I want to serve my constituents in any way I can. Whether you need help with a federal agency, are trying to find out if federal grants are available for your project, or are considering applying to a service academy. I hope all the information in this section will be helpful

What Service Do You Need Help With?

Help with a Federal Agency

One of the most important things I do as a U.S. Representative is help people with federal casework. Although I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a person's behalf to answer questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape.

Individuals residing in the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee can contact my office for assistance in dealing with Federal agencies. In order to assist you, I will need you to complete a privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. Please complete the printable version of the privacy authorization form below and then fax or mail to the address listed under the completed form.

 

Please include all pertinent information and claim numbers in your correspondence—such as:

  • Your Social Security number for a case involving Social Security;
  • VA claim number for a case with Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • Taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, if individual) for an Internal Revenue Service problem, etc.;
  • Your address, home phone number and daytime phone number (if different than home) so that we can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary;
  • Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you may have from the agency involved;

Please Note:

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires that Members of Congress or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual's case.
We must have your signature to proceed with this type of request.


Privacy Release Form

indicates information that you need to provide.

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, I give Congressman Scott DesJarlais' authority to act on my behalf.

Your Information
Telephone
 

What are these options?
This is to help the constituents that are hard of hearing or use a video phone alert us to that fact so we can use the proper technology when we need to call them. The default option “Voice” is a normal audible telephone.

Nature of Problem

Print This Form

Use the Generate Request button to produce the document to authorize my office to help you. Then sign it and mail it to the address shown on the document. Please include any other documents or material that you think would help my office help you.

 

Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 4th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

The rules and regulations included here apply to the 2017 Congressional Art Competition generally. Each Member of Congress may establish additional rules for his or her district competition. Please consult with your Member’s office to verify whether any additional rules apply and how to enter.

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.


Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that
charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
• Collages: must be two dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
• Computer-generated art
• Photographs


Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please fill out the form below. You can also visit the United States House of Representative's Congressional Art Competition webpage

* indicates information that you need to provide.

Your Information
Entry Information






 

INTERNSHIPS

WASHINGTON, DC

In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, conduct Capitol tours, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

TENNESSEE

In my Tennessee office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office, 202-225-6831.

Tentative Internship Schedule

Spring Semester: Internship
Length: January – April

Summer: Internship
Length: May – August

Fall Semester: Internship
Length: September – December

Presidential Greetings

If you're a resident of the Fourth District and would like to receive a greeting from the President of the United States, please send the information below to my Washington D.C. office. I would be happy to help you in securing any of the following:

  • Birthday Greetings (for persons 80 years of age or over)
  • Anniversary Greetings (for couples celebrating 50 years of marriage or more)
  • Wedding (send your request after the event)
  • Baby's Birth

White House Guidelines for Presidential Greetings:

  1. U.S. CITIZENS ONLY. The White House will send greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions as outlined below.
  2. ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED. Your request must be received six (6) weeks in advance of the event date.
  3. ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS. Anniversary greetings are extended only to those couples who are celebrating their 50th (and subsequent) wedding anniversary.
  4. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS. Birthday greetings will be sent only to individuals 80 years of age and above.
  5. OTHER GREETINGS. A limited number of special occasions other than birthdays and anniversaries exist for which the Greetings Office will send appropriate recognition to United States citizens. These occasions include important events such as:
    1. Wedding (send your request after the event)
    2. Baby's Birth (must be born during the Barack Obama Administration; send request only after baby's birth)
    3. Eagle Scout Award
    4. Girl Scout Gold Award
    5. Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion
  6. REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following in your request:
    1. name and home address of honoree(s)
    2. form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
    3. exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
    4. age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage
    5. your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
    6. Wedding (Include couple's married names and current or new address)
    7. Baby's Birth (Include baby's date of birth and full names and address of baby and parents)
  7. WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR GREETING. In most cases, greetings will be mailed from the White House approximately ten (10) days prior to the event.

*indicates a information that you need to provide.

Your Information

If you do not know your four digit extension for your zip code, please check the U.S. Postal Service website for more information.

Honoree Information
(If Applicable)
**See Restrictions Below**
 
  • Baby: Birth of Child (sent alter birth)
  • Birthday: 80+ years
  • Birthday: Veteran 70+ years
  • Civil Union (sent after ceremony)
  • Class Reunion: 10 years and every 5 years thereafter
  • Condolence (sent to next of kin only)
  • Eagle Scout
  • Family Reunion: 10 years and every 5 years thereafter
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Photograph
  • Religious Institution Anniversary: 25 years and every 5 years thereafter
  • Religious Milestone
  • Retirement: 30+ years
  • School Anniversary: 100 years and every 25 years thereafter
  • School Graduation
  • Serious lllness
  • Wedding Day (sent after wedding)
  • Wedding Anniversary: 50 or 60 years
  • Wedding Anniversary: 70+ years

 

Military Academy Nominations

Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your 4th District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

To request a Military Academy Nomination from my office, please complete the form below.

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Your Information

 

Congressional Commendations

As a Member of Congress, it is my privilege to be able to officially recognize outstanding public achievements by the people who live in the 4th Congressional district.

  • Appointment to public office
  • Awards or honors
  • Citizenship
  • Eagle Scout
  • Election to public office
  • Gold Star
  • Graduation
  • Heroism
  • Military academy appointment
  • Other achievements of public distinction

*indicates a information that you need to provide.

Your Information
 
 

What are these options?
This is to help the constituents that are hard of hearing or use a video phone alert us to that fact so we can use the proper technology when we need to call them. The default option “Voice” is a normal audible telephone.

Honoree Information

 

Flags

Flag Order Form

If you would like to order a U.S. flag from my office, please use this flag order form to calculate the price and shipping costs.

Flag Order Form

You will have the option for printing the completed form for sending to my office with your check.

You will also have the option to request the flags purchased to be flown over the Capitol.

Care of the Flag

Most outdoor flags can be washed in mild detergent and thoroughly rinsed. Indoor and parade flags should be dry-cleaned. Damaged flags can be repaired and utilized as long as the overall dimensions are not noticeably altered. American Legion Posts and local governments often have facilities to dispose of unserviceable flags. Store your flag in a clean, well ventilated area.

HELP WITH FEDERAL GRANTS

 

This page will provide you with a central location to search the wealth of information available from both government and private entities who offer financing to individuals, businesses and state and local governments. The links on this page offer helpful information that will enable you research information efficiently and will guide you on writing grant proposals. 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 
A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. 

Weekly Federal Funding Report 
The online Federal Funding Report is a weekly compilation of items published in the Federal Register which affect Federal Domestic Assistance Programs. 

The Federal Register 
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. 

Today's Federal Register and Archives (Grantsmanship Center) 
Today's Federal Register, gives current day's grants announcements, department and agency announcements of grant application review meetings, grant awards, deadlines, requests for comments on agency procedures, new rule reminders, and special events. 

Federal Funds Expre$$ 
A listing of sites that are recommended sources of information for researching grants, procurement, and other resources on the Internet. 

Federal Agency Contacts by State 
Much of the federal grant budget moves to the states through formula and block grants -- state, regional, and local Federal offices often handle grants applications and funds disbursement. Each Federal agency has its own procedures - if the CFDA program description refers to a state or regional information contact as listed in Appendix IV, constituents/applicants should contact the federal department or agency office listed here before applying for funding to obtain the most up-to-date information. 

Business and Nonprofit Gateway 
A network of links to Federal government information services. 

U.S. State and Local Gateway 
Web site developed to give state and local governments easy access to Federal government information. Includes Federal partnership programs links for states, city management, counties, legislatures, governors, cities, and mayors. 

Resources For Nonprofits 
Internet-related tools and resources for your nonprofit organization. 

Foundation Finder 
Search by name for address and basic information (including links to IRS filings and foundation websites) about for than 61,000 private and community foundations in the U.S.

 

KID'S SECTION

Just for Kids

Below you will find exciting information about the United States government and other fun things. 
Do You Know What Happened on This Date in History?

Fun and Educational Links

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site. 

Kids in the House: The Official Kids' Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before. 

Whitehousekids.gov
Visit the White House's official page for kids and learn about the President, his responsibilities and the history of the office. 

Kids' Post
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kids Page. 

First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids. 

CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises. 

NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program. 

National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum. 

EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it. 

Smithsonian Kids' Castle
The Smithsonian's official site for kids includes games and learning material about the things that kids are interested in. 

The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship. 

Congress for Kids 
A kid friendly introduction to everything you need to know about the House of Representatives.