What We Do

The Atlanta-based Region 4 office serves the eight southeastern states of  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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.

Our mission is to deliver resources that enable our customers to provide services that measurably improve the lives of individuals, families, children and communities.

We support:
• Services in eight states
• 224 Head Start Grantees serving 157,579 children
• 116 Early Head Start Grantees serving 18,770 pregnant women, infants and toddlers
• 98 Runaway and Homeless Grants