ACF FY15 Conference Spending

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Published: January 19, 2016

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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) mission is to foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services.  Our success is contingent on our ability to collaborate with human services providers, grantees, scientific researchers, clinicians, advocates, and other key non-government partners.  These conferences and other meetings significantly contribute to our mission and play a vital role in carrying out these efforts.

This report is required by an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum on Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations (M-12-12), dated May 11, 2012, requiring agencies to report publicly on all agency-sponsored conferences where expenses exceed $100,000.

ACF Summary of Costs

  • Total Number of Conferences: 13
  • Total Cost: $$2,668,435
  • Total Attendees: 2820
  • Average Cost per Attendee: $884

Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
 

Administration for Children, Youth and Families Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Tribal Grantees Meeting

Dates: 7/8-7/10/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Crowne Plaza, Dallas, TX
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This meeting is for Tribal grantees of the FVPSA Program. The purpose is to increase the knowledge and skills of tribal grantees to address domestic violence in tribal communities.
Total Estimated Cost: $143,624
Total Feds on Travel: 6
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 17
Total Number of Attendees: 127

Administration for Children, Youth and Families Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) State Administrators and State Coalitions Grantee Meeting / Language Access Training for States

Dates: 5/11-5/15/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Crowne Plaza, Dallas, TX
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This meeting is for State Administrators and State Coalitions that receive FVPSA formula funding. The purpose of the meeting is to provide training and technical assistance as well as allow for peer mentoring on FVPSA administrative, programmatic and regulative issues as well as the promotion of evidence informed and promising practices to address family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.
Total Estimated Cost: $166,696
Total Feds on Travel: 0
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 13
Total Number of Attendees: 182
 

ACF Office of Child Care


CCDF State and Territory Administrators Meeting

Dates: 7/13-7/15/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: OCC’s policies and practices consistently promote healthy development for children and support for families, and the topics at this meeting – including the new law, which significantly enhances health and safety – will further prepare grantees to best serve the children and families engaged in our program.
Total Estimated Cost: $209,047
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 3
Total Number of Attendees: 250
 

ACF Office of Community Services


National Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Training Conference

Dates: 6/17/-6/19/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The mission of the Administration for Children and Families is to foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services.  The LIHEAP program relies on its grantees to design the service model for LIHEAP in their state/tribe that best fits the unique needs of the people they serve.  This conference is intended to assist LIHEAP grantees in improving program design and program integrity to assure that the families being served by LIHEAP receive meaningful, effective, and efficient interventions to help them manage the costs of home energy.
Total Estimated Cost: $176,915
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 116

ACF Office of Head Start
 

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 5/27-5/29/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $185,180
Total Feds on Travel: 5
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 15
Total Number of Attendees: 200

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 4/7-4/9/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Sheraton Boston, Boston, MA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $146,750
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 150
 

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 4/21-4/23/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Doubletree by Hilton Dallas Campbell Centre, Dallas, TX
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $206,346
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 250

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 5/5-5/7/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco, CA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $245,381
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 300

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 5/20-5/22/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $296,505
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 400

EHS-CCP Grantee Orientation

Dates: 5/12-5/14/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: The Drake, Chicago, IL
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACF has set aside $500 million for the EHS-CC Partnerships as part of the President’s Early Learning Initiative. The Grantee Orientation directly supports that initiative, as well as the mission of OHS and the Office of Child Care, by improving the capacity of local Infant/Toddler programs to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services.
Total Estimated Cost: $272,760
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5
Total Number of Attendees: 350

ACF Office of Family Assistance
 

Gateway to Opportunity: Improving Parental Employment and Family Well-Being

Dates: 9/1-9/3/2014
Venue, City, State or Country: Renaissance, Washington, DC
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This meeting supports HHS-Strategic Plan Goal 3 – Advance the health, safety, and well-being of the American People-objective B – Promote the economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The meeting is key to OFA’s effort to meet its strategic plan.  The workshops and training opportunities are a direct aid to helping states meet their goals and objectives for successful program implementation.
Total Estimated Cost: $324,231
Total Feds on Travel: 10
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 110
Total Number of Attendees: 175

ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
 

2014 Annual Meeting of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium

Dates: 11/12-11/14/2014
Venue, City, State or Country: Capital Hilton, Washington, DC
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Annual Meeting of the CCPRC supports ACF’s Goal 2 to Promote the Healthy Development and School Readiness for Children in Low-Income Families and other Special Populations by identifying and communicating emerging research evidence on relevant topics.  Additionally, the meeting to convene the CCPRC supports HHS’s strategic Goal 3: Promote the Economic and Social Well-Being of Individuals, Families and Communities; and Goals 4.3 and 4.4: to Conduct and Oversee Applied Research to Improve Health and Well-Being and to Communicate and Transfer Research Results into Human Service Practice. More specifically, the meeting supports the mission of OPRE, OCC, OHS, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Early Learning by identifying evidence that can inform new policy decisions, innovations to improve the quality of early childhood programs, implementation of systemic approaches to build the early childhood workforce, development of data systems to assess the effectiveness of policies and initiatives at the state and local levels, and support systems for low-income, at-risk families and children.
Total Estimated Cost: $150,000
Total Feds on Travel: 0
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 20
Total Number of Attendees: 205

ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement
 

Office of Refugee Resettlement Staff Training Conference

Dates: 3/16-3/20/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: ACF Aerospace Building, Washington, DC
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Training was mission-essential and directly related to preparations for possible emergency operation in the event of a surge in unaccompanied children
Total Estimated Cost: $145,000
Total Feds on Travel: 32
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 26
Total Number of Attendees: 115


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