What We Do

ACF Region 1 serves six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help all children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights, and leadership on issues that impact the lives of all Americans.

The regional offices oversee the programmatic and financial management of ACF programs in the region and provide guidance to grantees and various entities responsible for administering these programs. All regional offices represent ACF to state, county, city and tribal governments, grantees and public and private organizations in the region.
Region 1’s mission is to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families by working in partnership with states, tribes and community and faith-based organizations.
Region 1’s programs support:

  • 6 states receiving funds for child welfare, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, child support enforcement, and child care
  • 1 federally recognized tribe receiving TANF funds as a Native Employment Works (NEW) grantee
  • 1 federally recognized tribe receiving child support enforcement funds
  • 3 federally recognized tribes receiving Head Start funds
  • 6 federally recognized tribes receiving title IV-B child welfare funds
  • 7 federally recognized tribes receiving child care funds
  • 74 Head Start grantees serving 25,237 children – 1,018 children are supported with state funds
  • 37 Early Head Start grantees serving 2,686 pregnant women, infants and toddlers – 101 children are supported with state funds
  • 45 runaway and homeless grants serving more than 40,000 youth