The City of Philadelphia, through the Mayor's Office of Information Services and the Free Library, is making municipal resources available to the citizens of Philadelphia through the Internet. For more information, select a category below.
2017 - 2018 Philadelphia City Scholarship Program
The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program provides four-year assistance to undergraduate students in the amount of $1,000 per academic year. The program has been in existence since 1959 and has made awards to over 2,500 students. Applicants to the scholarship program must be in their final year of high school at the time of application. Additionally, the parents or legal guardians of students are required to be residents of the City of Philadelphia. City Scholarships are to be used for college costs at accredited colleges and universities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties.
City of Philadelphia City Controller – Alan Butkovitz's Office
The City Controller is the government's elected auditor. Here is a database of agency audits, a mechanism to report fraud and waste, and the City Budget at a glance.
City of Philadelphia Personnel Department Information Site
Here are many of the official publications of the City of Philadelphia Personnel Department, with links to Civil Service Job Opportunities and Civil Service Regulations.
Philadelphia Information Locator Service (PhILS)
PhILS will help users of government information determine what information is available on a particular topic or from a particular source, where that information is located, and how to access it.
Information on the new Philly311 service, which was recently developed by the Mayor’s Office and works to connect citizens with city information and services.
School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal
A new tool that parents and family members will be able to use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of Philadelphia Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child's education and school. You will be able to view your child's academic history, test results, attendance, and more. You can also request to receive text messages, emails and/or phone calls about important issues that might impact your child, (i.e. weather-related school closures and delays, attendance alerts, and upcoming events of interest to families).
Senior Benefit Screening
This is a free online service from the National Council on the Aging that helps older Americans identify state and federal assistance programs that can help improve their quality of life. This confidential service contains a simple questionnaire that takes no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Within minutes, seniors can get a report detailing the many programs and services for which they may qualify. Sponsored by the Mayor's Commission on Services to the Aging.