The Administration for Children and Families (ACF): Funding Programs

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

Discover more on the Fact Sheets.

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. 

To have a look at their offices, click here.

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.

To see the current and ongoing opportunities, visit this website. For more info about grant announcements, visit the following link.  

1. The ACF website,

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