ACF supports state and locally-driven efforts, reforms, and innovations to address multi-generational poverty through the integration of welfare, workforce, and early childhood education programs. States and local human services agencies are striving to produce efficiencies with existing resources and meet the needs of low-income families by providing them with the tools to become self-sufficient.
ACF supports efforts to address the needs of low-income, vulnerable children and their parents together to help break the cycle of poverty. These holistic and integrated approaches help families achieve economic stability, upward mobility, and healthy child development. ACF elevates state and local solutions that have helped transition low-income families from federal assistance and give them the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.
Promising state and local strategies:
We support and promote innovative public-private partnerships so that government agencies can work together effectively with national, regional, state, local, and philanthropic partners to discuss local challenges, needs, and share solutions to increase family economic mobility, school readiness and reduce poverty.
ACF works closely with:
ORO’s Region 1 Office, the National Conference of States Legislatures (NCSL), New England states and philanthropy formed a partnership in 2017. Its goal was to help leaders in the New England improve family well-being while also increasing economic security through employment. Two years later, the six states identified state and regional priorities and working independently and together to address them through legislative action, gubernatorial leadership, state agency reforms and public-private partnerships.
The partnership –
Read the report here.
In FY19, ORO’s top two accomplishments (Whole Family Approach to Jobs initiative and the convening of 900 stakeholders for the Child Care Roundtables) were highlighted and recognized in the State of the Department address by Secretary Azar. Watch the address here.