Families

Preschool Boy Playing With Colorful Blocks.

First Round of Competitive Head Start Grantees Announced

The Obama Administration and the Office of Head Start have engaged in the most comprehensive reform in the history of the Head Start program to ensure delivery of the high-quality services to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. First group of potential grantees were announced this week.

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Belle Harbor, N.Y., March 22, 2013 -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work with local communities to remove debris from houses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Kenneth Wilsey/FEMA

Rebuilding through Recovery – Social Services Block Grant

The Office of Community Services (OCS) issued $474.5 million in Social Services Block Grant funding to Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island in support of the states’ recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

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Capt. Mary Riley standing at a beach at Seaside Heights, N.J. which suffered major damage.

Super Storm Sandy: Five Months Later

ACF's Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response director reflects on her recent trip to sites devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

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Cutting Bureaucracy with Common Sense Innovation

New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.

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Vegetable transplants being grown in a greenhouse.

ANA: Working to Make Fresh and Traditional Foods Available and Affordable

The Administration for Native Americans funds projects that help local Tribal governments operate farms and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to remote communities.

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Seven young women standing in front of a tipee who are part of the "Living by Sacred Colors Program" funded by ANA.

Violence Against Women Act Will Assist Native Communities to be Resilient, Safe and Healthy

ACF's Administration for Native Americans looks forward to partnering with other federal agencies to keep its grantees and community informed of tools and resources available under the Violence Against Women Act.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talk to children in an education setting.

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future.

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Princeton Director Dr. Joanne Rodriguez, Region II Administrator Joyce Thomas and ACF Special Assistant Laura Irizarry.

ACF Debuts Program Directory, Resource Guide in Spanish

ACF rolls out key outreach materials in Spanish to help promote access to eligible populations in need of services.

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Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A “One Size Approach” to Service Delivery May Not Fit All

New report says service providers working with Hispanic communities need to recognize that “one size fits all” program development and delivery strategies may not work and adjust their programming accordingly. 

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Obama visits Head Start

What the President’s Early Learning Initiative Means for ACF Programs

President Obama’s focus on expanding and improving programs that prepare our youngest children for school and life is unlike any presidential commitment seen in recent years.

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