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49 elders and 201 youth, on average, participate in each ANA project, demonstrating our grantees’ commitment to engaging the community

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ACF’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda K. Smith and Regional Administrator for ACF Region II Joyce Thomas attended a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Long Beach Head Start Facility.

Rebuilding Head Start in Long Beach, NY: Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 23, 2014

The Long Beach community will get a new Head Start facility thanks to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

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ACF Programs

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program helps families foster healthy & economically secure households.
  • Head Start

    The Head Start Program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social & cognitive development of children.
  • Child Support

    The Child Support Program enhances the well-being of children by assuring their financial & medical support.
  • Native Americans and Tribes

    The Administration for Native Americans promotes self-sufficiency & cultural preservation of Native populations.
  • Adoption

    The Children's Bureau supports programs that eliminate barriers to adoption & find permanent families for children.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

    The Children’s Bureau supports programs that prevent child abuse & neglect, & ensures that victims receive care.
  • Child Welfare

    Child Welfare programs preserve families, offer foster care when needed & reunify families whenever possible.
  • Foster Care

    Foster Care programs provide safe foster care placements for children & youth who cannot remain in their homes.
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

    Runaway & Homeless Youth programs support outreach, shelters & transitional homes to serve & protect young people.
  • Family Violence Prevention

    Family Violence Prevention programs provide shelter & assistance for victims of domestic violence & their children.
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

    Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs promote abstinence & contraception education to reduce adolescent pregnancy.
  • Child Care

    The Office of Child Care supports care programs for low-income working families & promotes children's learning.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps keep families safe and healthy through energy cost assistance.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Emergency Preparedness & Response provides leadership in human services to protect families during a disaster.
  • Refugee Resettlement

    Refugee Resettlement provides resources to assist new populations in becoming integrated members of our society.
  • Anti-Trafficking in Persons

    The Anti-Trafficking in Persons program supports several initiatives in the fight against human trafficking.
  • Repatriation

    Repatriates referred from the U.S. Department of State are eligible for temporary loans.
  • Public Assistance Reporting

    The Public Assistance Reporting Information System insures the integrity of public assistance programs.
  • Healthy Marriage

    Healthy Marriage Initiatives help couples form and sustain healthy marriages.
  • Community Services

    Community Services programs eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency and revitalize communities.