Marking 100 Days of Accomplishments

May 4, 2021
ACF Issues:

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services released its “First 100 Days” report detailing key accomplishments made towards goals established by the Biden-Harris Administration. The report focuses on historic investments in child care, education and development industries, increased support for children, families, and communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, restoration of a child centered focus for unaccompanied children, and establishment of new ways of carrying out our mission that are more inclusive, collaborative, and focused on racial equity.

ACF focused on ensuring the well-being of children and families while seeking to further the administration’s objectives during the first 100 days. Part of that work included creating a Racial Equity Task Force to coordinate ACF’s implementation of the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Visit disclaimer page Visit disclaimer page through the Federal Government and established a Racial Equity working group under the U.S. Council on Economic Mobility to provide levers for closing the wealth gaps persisting among families of color.

“ACF is committed to working on behalf of all children and families.  We are proud that in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration we have expanded child care, offered more children a head start, helped American families receive support for basic services and increased investments for opportunity youth,” said JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary at ACF.  “We will continue to focus on the delivery of transformative human services and are committed to treating families with dignity and respect and promoting racial equity across our programs and policies.”

 Here is an overview of some key ACF accomplishments:

  • 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 and issued 7 program instructions to support grantees so they can leverage historic funding to best serve the people who need it 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 to Community Action Agencies on how to strengthen and advance COVID-19 vaccination efforts and increase community awareness.

Quick Facts

  • The report focuses on historic investments in child care, education and development industries, increased support for children, families, and communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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 2
  • Hosted more than 30 webinars and issued 7 program instructions to support grantees so they can leverage historic funding to best serve the people who need it most.
  • Hosted more than 30 webinars and issued 7 program instructions to support grantees so they can leverage historic funding to best serve the people who need it most.

Quotes

"We are proud that in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration we have expanded child care, offered more children a head start, helped American families receive support for basic services and increased investments for opportunity youth."
— JooYeun Chang, acting assistant secretary at ACF
“We will continue to focus on the delivery of transformative human services and are committed to treating families with dignity and respect and promoting racial equity across our programs and policies.”
— JooYeun Chang, acting assistant secretary at ACF

Contact

Administration for Children & Families
Office of Communications
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Phone: (202) 401-9215
Fax: (202) 205-9688
Email: media@acf.hhs.gov