The Family Room Blog

Regional Partnership Grants Improve the Safety and Well-being of Children

September 22, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
During National Recovery Month this September, ACF recognizes the importance of prevention and treatment for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders and celebrates the providers, community members, children…

Historic Investments Help Improve the Lives of Children and Families through the American Rescue Plan Act

July 30, 2021 | By JooYeun Chang, ACF Acting Assistant Secretary  
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides ACF an unprecedented $47.5 billion designed to improve the lives of families and children devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. The Act provides…

ACF's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

June 4, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
ACF’s budget focuses on support for early childhood education and child care through the creation of two new programs and the historic increases in annual funding for Head Start, preschool development grants and the…

This is Our Moment: Transforming Child Care through the American Rescue Plan and Cross-Sector Partner Engagement

April 30, 2021 | By Katie Hamm, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Childhood Development

On April 15, 2021, ACF released the funding to states, tribes and territories. This is our moment to make sure these landmark investments…

Water is Life: Spotlighting OCS’ New Emergency Water Assistance Program

March 23, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director, Office of Community Services
Water is essential to life and its value is much more than its price. For many low-income households in America, water affordability has reached a level of crisis and OCS’ new Low Income Household Water…