What We Do
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 2 fulfills ACF’s greater mission of improving the economic and social well-being of families, individuals and communities through our work with states, tribes, non-profit organizations, and community and faith-based service providers.
Region 2 Profile:
- New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- 8 federally recognized tribes.
- 123 Head Start grantees serving 96,022 children.
- 100 Early Head Start grantees serving 10,994 pregnant women, infants and toddlers.
- 35 runaway and homeless youth grants.
- Child Support collections and distributions by Region 2 agencies totaled more than $3 billion in federal Fiscal Year 2010 while offering child support location, establishment, enforcement and modification and related family-friendly services to both mothers and fathers in more than 1.5 million active cases.