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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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Top 10 Highlights from National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

ACF recognizes the importance of working with diverse communities and constituents to respond to human trafficking with a comprehensive approach.

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

Eric Lovely, 33, of Denver Colorado.

Eric’s #GetCovered Story: Accidents Happen, Make Sure You’re Covered

Don’t gamble with your health. You can find a plan that fits your budget and your lifestyle at HealthCare.gov.

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No One Should Be for Sale

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is insidious, widespread and profitable — and affects more than 20 million men, women and children around the world.

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Ending Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Job

Human trafficking can be hidden in plain sight.  Victims may not realize they are being targeted by traffickers until it is too late.

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40th Anniversary of the EITC: A Call for Innovative Outreach

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit Act, however 20 percent of Americans remain unaware that they qualify for the credit.

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