What We Do

The Chicago-based ACF Region 5 office serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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 5 fulfills ACF's mission of meeting the needs of children and families in a positive and productive environment through visionary leadership, effective program integration and responsible staffing.

We serve:

  • 6 states
  • 34 federally recognized tribes
  • 209 Head Start grantees
  • 82 runaway and homeless grants