Freedom of Information Act

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

Learn more: FOIA Frequently Asked Questions.

Please visit the ACF Electronic Reading Room for more information on our Annual Reports, Most Frequently Requested Records, and Grant Examples.

A sun shining through clouds with the ACF Logo and the words "Sunshine Week" Sunshine Week, March 16-20, 2015 is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information.

ACF plans to celebrate hosting two FOIA Requester Roundtables (call-in details TBA):

  • Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12-1:30 pm  
    “Crafting your FOIA request: How to get the most useful information in the shortest time”
  • Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12-1:30 pm
    “ACF Grant Applications: How to ask, what is disclosed”

Submit a FOIA Request

If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for online, submit a FOIA Request.

Did you know…

That you can request immigration records of unaccompanied alien children directly from the ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement?

ACF FOIA Contact Information

Administration for Children and Families
FOIA Office
7th Floor East
Aerospace Building
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
Phone Number: 1-888-747-1861
Fax Number: (202) 401-4829
Email Address:

ACF FOIA Officer: Kimberly N. Epstein

ACF FOIA Specialist: Jean McPherson

Last Reviewed: February 25, 2015

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