Within the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, ACF has taken action to stabilize the child care industry, support children and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, provide desperately needed economic relief, restore a child welfare focus at the border, and advance racial equity and supporting underserved communities.
During the first 100 days, ACF has:
- Awarded over $72.2 billion to state, territories, and tribes to support the wellbeing of children and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes over $39.5 billion out of the $47.5 billion appropriated in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
- Hosted more than 30 webinars, published 26 agency reports and issued 7 program instructions to support grantees so they can leverage historic funding to best serve the people who need it the most.
- Participated in more than 29 interagency collaboration and 12 public-private partnerships to leverage cross-program relationships to improve outcomes for children and families.
- Supported the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to vaccinate 200 million Americans by ensuring essential early childhood workers were prioritized for vaccinations and by providing guidance on how Community Action Agencies can strengthen and advance COVID-19 vaccination efforts and increase community awareness. These accomplishments are a down payment on ACF’s commitment to provide federal leadership, partnership, and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services.