ACF Program Offices

This page provides brief descriptions of each of the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) program offices. ACF program offices are specialized in their missions supporting a variety of initiatives that empower families and individuals and improve access to services in order to create strong, healthy communities. These programs fund a variety of projects from Native American Language Preservation to Refugee Resettlement to Child Care. The breadth of our programming allows us to positively impact the lives of  children, families, and communities around the country.

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ACF Program ContactsThis page provides a list of ACF's program office telephone and fax numbers.

Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government.

Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)

ACYF oversees major federal programs that  provide financial assistance to states, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to provide services, carry out research and demonstration activities, and manage training, technical assistance and information dissemination.

Children's Bureau (CB)

CB focuses on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care.

Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD)

ECD promotes a joint federal approach to improve early childhood education and development.

Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

FYSB supports the organizations and communities that work every day to put an end to youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy and domestic violence.

Office of Child Care (OCC)

OCC supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

OCSE partners with federal, state, tribal and local governments and others to promote parental responsibility so that children receive support from both parents even when they live in separate households.

Office of Community Services (OCS)

OCS partners with states, communities and agencies to eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and revitalize communities.

Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

OFA administers several key federal grant programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal programs, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity Grants.

Office of Head Start (OHS)

OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services. Head Start promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families through education, health, social, and other services.

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR)

OHSEPR promotes resilience for individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters & public health emergencies by providing expertise in human services policy, planning, operations, and partnerships.

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)

OPRE studies ACF programs and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses, and descriptive and exploratory studies.

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

ORR helps new populations maximize their potential in the United States by linking them to critical resources that assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)

OTIP is committed to preventing human trafficking and ensuring that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the services they need.