The FY 2009 President’s Budget request for the Administration for Children and Families, including both mandatory (pre-appropriated and entitlement) and discretionary programs, is $45.6 billion in budget authority – a reduction of $1.8 billion below the FY 2008 enacted level. The discretionary portion of the budget, including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), Head Start, and Refugee and Entrant Assistance, is $13.2 billion, $1.1 billion below the FY 2008 enacted level. In addition, the ACF request would support 1,299 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. The request for mandatory spending – which accounts for approximately 71 percent of the FY 2009 budget – is $32.3 billion, a reduction of $720 million below FY 2008. Mandatory programs include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Care Entitlement, Child Support Enforcement, and Foster Care and Adoption Assistance.
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