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Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Children and Families

Administration for children and families

■ Introduction

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Originally created by the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1986 as the Family Support Administration (FSA), the ACF was created when the FSA merged with the Office of Human Development Services in 1991.

Office of Family Assistance

The most prominent division of the ACF, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is the principal agency ...

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