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

10/01/2002

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.