Office of Legislative Affairs and Budget

330 C Street SW
3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20201
(202) 401-9223 Phone
(202) 401-4562 Fax

The Office of Legislative Affairs and Budget (OLAB) advises ACF’s Assistant Secretary on all policy and programmatic matters.  OLAB is the primary contact for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Executive Branch, and Congress on all legislative, budget development and execution, and regulatory activities.  The office has two divisions:

The Division of Budget is responsible for:

  • Preparing all major ACF budget documents
  • Coordinating execution of the entire ACF budget
  • Forecasting budget authority needs, expenditures and outlays for mandatory spending, and discretionary spending programs such as TANF, Foster Care and Adoption Assistance, Child Care Development Fund, Child Support Enforcement, Head Start, and LIHEAP
  • Working closely with program staff to integrate performance goals and measures into the budget process

See our Budget Information webpage /programs/olab/budget for the most recent ACF budget requests, Congressional Justifications, and historical ACF budgets, as well as links to Congressional action that includes ACF’s funding and specific priorities.

The Division of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the development of legislative proposals, including reauthorization of program funding
  • Monitoring legislative activity related to ACF programs
  • Responding to Congressional requests, such as requests for technical assistance on legislation
  • Preparing agency witnesses for Congressional hearings
  • Monitoring fulfillment of the ACF’s regulatory and congressional reporting commitments

Find more information on Legislative Affairs at /programs/olab/legislative including:

  • Reports to Congress
  • Congressional testimonies by ACF witnesses
  • A list of the ACF programs by fiscal and budget year in which the authority expires and the Congressional Committees of jurisdiction for the program
  • Legislative resources

Search our regulations webpage /programs/olab/regulations for a list of ACF’s published regulations and their publication dates in the Federal Register from 1997 to present, as well as regulatory resources.

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