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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

ACF funding announced today is being awarded under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), which is the primary federal funding source dedicated to providing immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents. .

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Adoption incentive awards released to states

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

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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.

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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

Funding to help domestic victims of human trafficking was awarded to three organizations serving rural areas.

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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: .

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