HHS FY 2018 Budget in Brief - ACF - Overview

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Administration for Children and FamiliesThe Administration for Children and Families promotes the economic and social well-being of children, youth, families, and communities, focusing particular attention on vulnerable populations such as children in low income families, refugees, and Native Americans.

ACF Budget Overview

(Dollars in millions)

Funds 2016 2017 /1 2018
Budget Authority 34,217 34,841 31,700
Budget Authority 18,870 19,284 14,482
Total, ACF Budget Authority 53,087 54,125 46,182

Table Footnotes

1/ Reflects the annualized level of the Continuing Resolution that ended April 28, 2017, including the across the board reduction, the 21st Century Cures Act, and directed transfers.

The FY 2018 Budget request for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is $46.2 billion. ACF works in partnership with States and communities that provide critical assistance to vulnerable families while helping families and children achieve a path to success. ACF’s Budget supports enabling more parents to find work and achieve self-sufficiency, lifting their families out of poverty and promoting the school readiness of their children. This effort includes combating child poverty, helping families facing financial crises or extreme poverty, supporting working families with access to quality child care, improving outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system, increasing child support payments to families, and continuing to support Head Start. Funds are also included for programs that serve runaway and homeless youth and victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and human trafficking.

ACF FY 2018 Budget


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