FY 2020 Congressional Justification (Previous)

Publication Date: February 10, 2021

The FY 2020 President’s Budget request for ACF, including both mandatory and discretionary appropriations, is $52.1 billion in budget authority, a decrease of $6.6 billion from the FY 2019 enacted level. ACF’s budget focuses on facilitating participation in American society through promoting work, shifting resources to prevention in child welfare, and maintaining support for early childhood education and care. Funds are also included for programs that serve victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied alien children, and runaway and homeless youth. Proposals in this request further demonstrate a commitment to reining in entitlement spending and supporting the Administration’s goal of reducing the federal deficit.