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APIs (application programming interfaces) allow different software to communicate with each other, and in particular, send, receive, and update data. Open government and civic data APIs are an evolution beyond "open data" in that they allow civic technologists to build interoperable apps, instead of just access bulk downloads of open data.

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Eligibility API Initiative

Initiative by 18F to demonstrate the potential for API-enabled benefits eligibility logic services.

Google Civic Information API

The Civic Information API allows you to build applications that allow citizens and voters to know about their political representation and voting locations.

Democracy Works Elections API

Our full-time research team maintains a detailed calendar of upcoming state, special, and local elections, which we release as our Elections API.

Benefit Kitchen

Every year 103 million Americans leave $80 billion in benefits unclaimed. We help inform consumers so they receive the benefits they’ve earned.

Code for America API

The Code for America API. Tracks and motivates activity and participation across the civic technology movement.

NYC Benefits Screening API

Create modern web applications that evaluate household data against eligibility rules for 31 different City, State, and Federal benefits programs (including SNAP, Cash Assistance, WIC, HEAP, and more).

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