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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

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.

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New Law Makes Millions of Children
Eligible for Health Insurance

A new law signed by President Obama reauthorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and provides funding to extend free or low cost insurance to millions of uninsured children. Visit to determine if your children are eligible for health insurance provided through CHIP.
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President Obama

Fatherhood Message from President Obama

View a special Fatherhood message on the importance of fathers from America's First Father - President Barack Obama. Transcript.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse - Take Time to be a Dad Today

Press Releases:
 July 17, 2009
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Highlight Agenda on Early Education and Support for Unprecedented Investment in Early Learning
The Early Learning Challenge Fund (pdf - 36kb)
 May 29, 2009
Deputy Secretary William Corr Announces Appointment of Eskinder Negash as Director of the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement
 May 11, 2009
HHS Makes Funding Available to Strengthen Non-Profits, Faith Based Groups
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