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Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $17 million in funding for the Federal Home Visiting Programs in 13 states. This funding will support Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Home Visiting Program awardees in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovations to strengthen and improve delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality voluntary services to eligible families.

ACF's Office of Child Support Enforcement awards $2.1M for the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt demonstration project that will allow grantees to examine whether incorporating procedural justice principles into child support business practices increases reliable child support payments.

ACF's Office of Community Service will award $7.4 million to 11 community-based organizations to address the lack of healthy, nutritious food options in low-income neighborhoods through the Community Economic Development-Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI).

The Office of Community Services at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded $19.9 million to help 28 organizations implement community economic projects for disadvantaged communities through the Community Economic Development (CED) program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners.

New responsible fatherhood public service announcements have been released to focus on the important role of fathers in helping their children to thrive. The PSAs were produced for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) by the Ad Council.

    More low-income families will be able to save for new home purchases, start or expand small businesses or receive post-secondary education or training as a result of $7.1 million in federal grants issued to 30 organizations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families’ Assets for Independence (AFI) program.

    More than half of homeless youth become homeless for the first time because they are asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver, and more than half say they have tried to stay at a shelter but it was full. Those findings resulted from a study released today by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

    HHS announced that Head Start and Early Head Start services will expand immediately in Flint, Michigan to help children and families exposed to lead in the city’s water supply. The expansion was made possible through one-time emergency funds of $3.6 million and is one of several steps HHS is taking as the agency designated to lead the federal response and recovery effort in Flint.

    New proposed rules to improve child care were announced today by HHS’s  Administration for Children and Families.  The proposed rules increase health and safety requirements for child care programs and providers, make child care financial assistance more manageable for low-income working parents, improve and expand information all parents have about child care options, and ensuring more low-income children have access to high-quality child care.