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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.

Human Service Data API Suite (HSDA)

A set of protocols for accessing, updating, exchanging and synchronising community resource directory data

Eligibility API Initiative

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

WeGov Research API

The Research API is a Carto instance where we republish data from our Normalizer and other datasets useful for our ecosystem of tools. It powers WeGovNYC tools such as the Agency Directory.

WeGov CIty Services API

NYC’s social services in an open format and accessible via RESTAPI. [Check it out.](

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.

Alloy Verify

The easiest way to check the status of every voter. Alloy Verify is an API that helps voter registration groups, progressive campaigns, and political techies know who’s registered to vote. Get started for free

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.

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