Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens "in the know" about their government. Some records are protected by certain FOIA exemptions.
Submit a FOIA Request Online
Before taking this step, check out our Reading Room for frequently requested records, and how to obtain records ACF does not have. If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for there, then submit a FOIA Request using the ACF Public Access Link (PAL).
The Public Access Link (PAL) allows you to submit FOIA requests at any time. Create a PAL account to submit a request, check the status of a request, and download ACF’s response.
Are you looking for info about ACF grants?
Check out our Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS) Tutorial to find grant award information.
Do you want immigration records of unaccompanied children?
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ACF FOIA Contact Information
Administration for Children and Families
330 C Street, SW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20201
Phone Number: 1-888-747-1861
Fax Number: 202-401-4829
Email Address: FOIA@acf.hhs.gov
Acting ACF FOIA Officer: Celeste Smith
ACF FOIA Specialist: Jean McPherson