About the ACF:
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.
They promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals, and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.
Goals and activities:
The ACF programs aim to:
- Empower families and individuals to increase their economic independence and productivity
- Encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children
- Address the needs, strengths, and abilities of vulnerable populations including refugees and migrants
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Operations and offices:
The ACF consists of 21 offices including the Office of Regional Operations, which represents 10 regional offices around the country.
The goal of the program offices:
- Promotion of programs that support families and individuals and expand access to services in order to build strong, healthier societies.
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Funding and Grants:
ACF provides funds for a number of competitive and obligatory grant services targeting households, children, individuals, and communities. They have a range of funding options available to sustain social care services at the national state and tribal levels.
Their grantees cover both non-profit and for-profit agencies as well as political, educational, and public housing entities.
|1. The ACF website, https://www.acf.hhs.gov/|