ACF is committed to supporting vulnerable children, families and communities at the center of our mission -- those who've felt the brunt of the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This page includes resources and information for ACF's mission-related issues and programs affected by COVID-19. With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve, we continue to provide relevant resources to help our grantees, partners, and stakeholders support children, families, and communities in need during this challenging time.
Stay Up to Date
- CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visit disclaimer page information
- Get the Facts about the COVID-Vaccine Visit disclaimer page
- Vaccine FAQs Visit disclaimer page
- American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Visit disclaimer page
- View the White House's COVID-Plan Visit disclaimer page
- COVID Health Equity Task Force Visit disclaimer page
- What the U.S. Government is Doing Visit disclaimer page
COVID-19 Grants& Funding
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recognizes the severe impact of COVID-19 on our grantee community. We've provided COVID-19 guidance as it pertains to recipients, i.e., grantees that will be updated continuously.
COVID Resources by Topic
- Child Care
- Child Poverty
- Child Support
- Child Welfare
- Community Services
- Domestic Violence
- Early Childhood Development
- Federal Partner Sites
- Head Start
- Human Trafficking
- Native Americans/Tribes
- Refugee Resettlement
- Runaway & Homeless Youth
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Whole Family Approach
- Office of Child Care COVID-19 Resources
- Childcare.gov Visit disclaimer page provides direct links to COVID-19 information provided by each state and territory to help families and child care providers stay informed during this fast-moving and developing situation.
- CDC Toolkit for Child Care Programs Visit disclaimer page
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) COVID resources Visit disclaimer page provide general guidance for shelter settings, faith-based and community organizations, and more in preparing and responding to COVID-19.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence Visit disclaimer page , Futures Without Violence Visit disclaimer page , National Health Center for the Homeless Council Visit disclaimer page , and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Visit disclaimer page (CDC) resources can be adapted and used by community-based domestic violence programs
Early Childhood Development
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infection Disease Outbreak (PDF) Visit disclaimer page
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director’s Message: Coping with Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
Federal Partner Sites
For your convenience, we've provided a list of trusted federal partner websites for COVID-19 related response and resources.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Visit disclaimer page ): How to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, symptoms, and view cases and the latest updates on COVID-19
- Coronavirus.gov Visit disclaimer page : Protecting yourself from the coronavirus and additional resources
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Visit disclaimer page : Coronavirus general information and updates, clinical & technical guidance, press releases and other resources.
- Department of Agriculture (USDA) Visit disclaimer page : Frequently Asked Questions and USDA actions to respond to COVID-19
- Department of Commerce, Census Bureau Visit disclaimer page : 2020 Census operational adjustments due to COVID-19
- Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Visit disclaimer page : Information and resources on COVID-19 for schools for children of military members
- Department of Education (ED) Visit disclaimer page : COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") information and resources for schools and school personnel
- Department of Housing and Urban Development Visit disclaimer page : HUD COVID-19 information, resources and fact sheets
- Department of Labor (DOL) Visit disclaimer page : In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) U.S. Department of Labor offers guidance for preparing workplaces for coronavirus
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Visit disclaimer page : COVID-19 guidance documents, frequently asked questions and other information and resources
- Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Visit disclaimer page : Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on federal resources, funding announcements and frequently asked questions
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Visit disclaimer page provides key COVID-19-related guidance and information from HHS for human services program providers and stakeholders, particularly state and local government agencies and faith and community-based organizations
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (OASPR) Visit disclaimer page : The DHHS and OASPR is working with our partners to explore the development of new medical countermeasures and take other actions to enhance health security. On this page you’ll find information and resources to help combat COVID-19.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Visit disclaimer page : SAMHSA resources, information, and guidance for OTPs
- U.S. Small Business Administration Visit disclaimer page : Coronavirus (COVID-19) small business guidance & loan resources
- USA.gov Visit disclaimer page : Find your local state health department for information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and more.
- Head Start COVID-19 prevention strategies and responses
ACF has an important role in helping domestic violence survivors, human trafficking survivors, and runaway and homeless youth,. We support the following hotlines / helplines to serve people in need.
Runaway & Homeless Youth
- RHYTTAC COVID-19 Visit disclaimer page
- National Runaway Safeline (NRS) Resources for Youth and Families 1800RUNAWAY.org Visit disclaimer page
Home Free Program: NRS will continue to provide transportation for youth 12-21 years old who are looking for a way home or to an alternative living arrangement. Youth in crisis can call 1-800-786-2929 to initiate the process of using Home Free.
- HUD Resources — Homelessness and Preventing Infectious Diseases
COVID-19 can have serious and life-threatening complications, which is why it’s important for everyone who’s eligible to get vaccinated. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you and those in your community from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated. Visit disclaimer page Getting informed about COVID-19 vaccines is an important step to help us stop this pandemic.
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Visit disclaimer page
- AdCouncil's COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative Visit disclaimer page