The Family Room Blog

ACF's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

June 4, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
ACF’s budget focuses on support for early childhood education and child care through the creation of two new programs and the historic increases in annual funding for Head Start, preschool development grants and the…

The Power of Engagement, Support, and Connection

May 27, 2021 | Taffy Compain, National Foster Care Specialist| Children’s Bureau
Learn about National Foster Care Month and ways to engage youth and their families.  

RHY Grantee Supports Young People Across the Hawaiian Islands

May 24, 2021 | Tim Joyce, RHY Program Specialist| FYSB
Get to know a Family and Youth Services Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program grantee serving Asian and Pacific Islander youth.

May 18th marks 56 years since the launch of Project Head Start

May 18, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., Director, Office of Head Start
Today, we are celebrating 56 years of Head Start, and 26 years of Early Head Start. On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson took up the cause of building a "Great Society" by signing into law the Economic…

ACF recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons in memorial ceremony

May 13, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, ACF Acting Assistant Secretary and Michelle Sauve, Acting Commissioner, ANA
ACF and Presidential Task Force members commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

LIHEAP American Rescue Plan Funding: Racial and Economic Justice is Also Equity in Energy

May 4, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director |Office of Community Services
Today’s LIHEAP funding release will provide relief to millions of households and help to address the energy disparities that disproportionately impact low-income household…

Prioritizing Engagement, Connections for Youth and Families to Improve Long-Term Outcomes

May 1, 2021 | Taffy Compain, National Foster Care Specialist| Children’s Bureau
During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways the child welfare and legal communities can engage youth and support the development of meaningful connections to promote a child welfare system that truly strengthens…

This is Our Moment: Transforming Child Care through the American Rescue Plan and Cross-Sector Partner Engagement

April 30, 2021 | By Katie Hamm, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Childhood Development

On April 15, 2021, ACF released the funding to states, tribes and territories. This is our moment to make sure these landmark investments…

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How Communities Tackle Prevention With Purpose

April 1, 2021 | Aysha E. Schomburg, J.D., Associate Commissioner |Children's Bureau
National Child Abuse Prevention Month Visit disclaimer page (NCAPM) is an opportunity for us to call special attention to and thank the workers, organizations,…

Water is Life: Spotlighting OCS’ New Emergency Water Assistance Program

March 23, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director, Office of Community Services
Water is essential to life and its value is much more than its price. For many low-income households in America, water affordability has reached a level of crisis and OCS’ new Low Income Household Water…