Office of Administration

330 C Street SW
4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20201
(202) 401-9238 Phone
(202) 401-5450 Fax

The Office of Administration (OA) is responsible for all aspects of human resource administration and management, staff development and training activities, information resource management, financial management (including program integrity implementation), ethics, grants administration and policy, procurement issues, organizational development and analysis, administrative services, facilities management, and state systems policy for the agency.

  • The Immediate Office manages and implements HHS policies in the areas of facilities management, ethics, travel, conference/efficiency spending, and safety and security.
  • The Office of Workforce Planning and Development (OWPD) provides guidance and directs activities associated with human resource management, employee development, training, reorganizations, employee relations, work life programs, and delegations of authority.  
  • The Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODME) provides Equal Employment Opportunity counseling to ACF headquarters and regional employees as well as ACF applicants who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability (mental/physical), retaliation/reprisal, or sexual orientation.
  • The Office of Information Services (OIS) provides centralized information technology policy and procedures, develops long-range strategic and procurement plans for ACF information systems and telecommunications, and oversees the implementation of e-government policies and IT investment management.  OIS manages the Grants Center of Excellence, which provides federal agencies with business solutions to manage grant programs, from the grant-forecasting phase to closeout.
  • The Office of Financial Services (OFS) fosters effective fiscal stewardship of ACF programs.  It develops financial and grants policy guidance, performs audit oversight and debt management functions, manages ACF’s program integrity activities and plans for the annual preparation and audit of ACF's financial statements, and facilitates program integrity activities for the agency.
  • The Office of Grants Management (OGM) directly administers, manages, provides financial stewardship, and technical guidance to more than 60 ACF program and regional offices for discretionary, mandatory grants, and cooperative agreements.  OGM also performs audit resolution.

ACF Funding Opportunities

OA awards discretionary and mandatory grants (including formula, block and entitlement) to such entities as state and local governments, American Indian tribes, Native American entities, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and non-profit and for-profit organizations. 

When funding is available, ACF issues an official notice, known as a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will provide program goals, requirements, and timetables for completion of awarded projects. You can find all ACF FOAs at http://www.grants.gov/.  You may also apply for grant awards on this site. 

Learn more about ACF funding opportunities by visiting https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants. This site provides links to current announcements, forms, and other related information.

Last Reviewed: February 26, 2016
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