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HHS extends comment period for proposed revisions to Head Start performance standards Head Start Program  Performance Standards 

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families announced today an extension to the public comment period for the proposed revisions to the Head Start performance standards.  The open comment period is being extended by 30 days past the original Aug. 18 deadline and will now close Sept.

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New Web-based system will help place foster children sooner

A new, innovative Web-based tool that helps place foster children with families much sooner and at substantial savings recently received funding in a $3.6 million three-year grant to the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and its affiliate, the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC). The grant was awarded by the U.

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$108 million awarded to support family violence victims and service providers

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) formula grants totaling $108 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support state, territorial, and tribal domestic violence victims and organizations.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline funded

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced the award of $4.

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HHS releases additional $300 million to help families, seniors heat homes

Nearly $300 million is now available from HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to help Americans who may struggle to heat their homes during frigid temperatures this winter.

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After years of decline, numbers of children in foster care increase

Newly released data from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration on Children, Youth and Families show that while the number of children in foster care was on the decline for most of the last decade, the numbers in the last two years have increased at the national level.

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ACF and IHS award $21 million to support Tribal family violence victims and organizations

October marks National Domestic Violence Prevention Month and today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are announcing the award of nearly $21 million to support tribal domestic violence victims and organizations in American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the nation.

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Adoption incentive awards released to states

Nearly $18 million in adoption incentive payments to child welfare agencies in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico were awarded Sept. 18, 2015.

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Savings program for low-income families releases $9.8 million

Community-based programs to create savings plans for low-income families were awarded over $9.8 million. Designed to help purchase assets providing long-term economic benefits, the Assets for Independence (AFI) program announced 33 grants, administered by the Office of Community Services at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, with a goal of economic self-sufficiency.

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Health Profession Opportunity Grants Awarded education  health  grants  careers  low-income 

The HPOG program is designed to match careers in a growing field with people who are eager to fill them.  HPOG participants get onto a career pathway with the help of higher education and supportive services. Some of the most common education programs prepare students to become nurses, medical assistants, home health aides and pharmacy technicians.

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Human Trafficking Grants Awarded for Rural Communities

ACF awards funding to three organizations serving rural areas under a new demonstration grant program to develop, expand and strengthen coordinated case management and comprehensive direct victim assistance for victims of human trafficking in the United States.

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Child abuse, neglect data released

HHS' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the 25th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies. The report shows an increase from Fiscal Year 2013 to Fiscal Year 2014 in four key metrics: referrals to CPS agencies (3.7 percent); referrals screened-in (2.3 percent); children who received an investigation or alternative response (2.0 percent); and children determined to be victims of child abuse or neglect (2.9 percent).

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ACF at 25: Impacting People, Affecting Change, Empowering Families

The Administration for Children and Families celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

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Training the Medical Community to Identify Trafficking Victims

Health professionals play a critical role in combatting human trafficking.

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How LIHEAP is Helping Fight Zika in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is using their funds to protect against mosquitos.

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