What We Do

The San Francisco-based Region 9 office serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

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 9 is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic independence and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities.

Last Reviewed: September 10, 2015