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OCS Programs: Strengthening Accountability, Promoting Opportunity and Fostering Innovation

2016 President’s Budget Proposal for the Office of Community Services.

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New Resource from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families

The Center recently released a new report in coordination with the launch of its new website.

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Head Start Volunteers Make a Difference

In the 2013-14 program year, Head Start received 367,000 volunteers who were not Head Start parents.

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President Obama’s Budget Highlights Importance of Child Care

Proposal would add 1.1 million children to Child Care and Development Fund by 2015.

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President’s FY 2016 Budget for Head Start

Proposed budget increases Head Start, Early Head Start, EHS-Child Care Partnerships and cost of living for all programs.

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Evaluating Home Visiting Programs

New report builds the foundation for understanding implementation and impacts.

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Four Ways the ACA Helps Working Women

For many working women, pregnancy and childbirth present unique challenges. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act includes provisions that ensure women get the support they need during this time.

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FY 2016 Budget Emphasizes Importance of High Quality Early Learning and Supporting Young Parents

President Obama: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”

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New Reports Highlight the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations

Two new reports published by ACF describe what is known and discuss areas for future research related to the use of human services by LGBT populations.

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FY 2016 Budget Request Proposes New Investments in Learning

The Administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget request proposes a historic investment in research and evaluation across ACF programs.

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