HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. I. Agency Mission


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is responsible for administering numerous federal programs: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare and other programs relating to children and families; services for those with developmental disabilities and mental retardation, refugee services, and Native American/Tribal programs. Actual services are provided by state, county, city, and tribal governments, and public and private local agencies. ACF assists these organizations through funding, policy direction, and information services.