ACF Position on Racial Equity

On the day of his inauguration, President Joseph R. Biden released “Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” (EO 13985) which outlined his administration’s equity agenda. As President Biden stated: “The Federal Government’s goal in advancing equity is to provide everyone with the opportunity to reach their full potential. In his “Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce Visit disclaimer page ” issued on June 25, 2021, The President reaffirmed that the United States is at its strongest when our Nation’s public servants reflect the full diversity of the American people.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is committed to advancing the economic and social well-being of children, individuals, families and communities. Our mission is fully integrated with a wide range of issues that impact the ability of children and their families to thrive and reach their full potential. We recognize that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. ACF will make equity a central part of how we operate and deliver on our mission; pursue a robust approach to advance equity across our programs and processes; and engage parents, youth and families to inform our strategy.

At ACF, our goal is clear. To build a more just and equitable nation with systems that treat everyone with fairness.