- Administration for Children and Families (ACF) COVID-19 Homepage
- ACF Helpful Resources for COVID-19
- ACF COVID-19 Guidance for Head Start
- ACF COVID-19 Guidance for Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees
- ACF COVID-19 Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) FAQs
- ACF COVID-19 Child Support Programs FAQs
- Administration for Community Living (ACL) COVID-19 Homepage
- ACL COVID-19 Centers for Independent Living Funding FAQs
- ACL COVID-19 FAQs on Providing groceries Through Older Americans Act Programs
- Office of Child Care COVID-19 Resources
- Office of Community Services COVID-19 Resources
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) COVID-19 Updates
April 15, 2020 - LIHEAP Updates
Agency News and Guidance
June 24, 2020 - ACL Announces Webinar on Engaging Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities via Technology
The webinar is July 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will focus on expanding options for virtual programming and service delivery.
June 23, 2020 - ACF Sends Child Welfare Letter to Address Concerns Regarding Terminating Parental Rights During the Pandemic, Service Delivery Interruptions, and Support to Adoptive Families
June 23, 2020 - ACF Posts Guidance on Child Welfare Services CARES Act Funding
The guidance provides information on allowable uses of funding and reporting requirements.
June 18, 2020 - ACF Provides Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Child Care Workforce and Families
June 16, 2020 - ACF Posts COVID-19 Legislation Guide for CCDF Administrators
The guide highlights programs that could address the needs of child care providers and child care workers.
June 12, 2020 - ACL Posts Independent Living CARES Act Annual Report Instructions and Instrument
June 9, 2020 - ACL Updates Guide for Administering Older Americans Act Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 8, 2020 - ACF Updates Summary of Child Care Waiver Approvals
The funds will be released on a rolling basis throughout June.
June 5, 2020 - ACF Provides Resources for Child Welfare Reviews and Quality Improvement Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 4, 2020 - ACL Updates Older Americans Act COVID-19 Reporting Guidance
June 1, 2020 - ACF and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Issue Joint Letter to Family Support, Maternal and Child Health, and Early Childhood Programs on Strategies During COVID-19
May 29, 2020 - ACF Posts Recording and Resources from May 20 Webinar on Sheltering in Place, Violence, and the Healthcare Response
The webinar provided best practices for responding to domestic violence during COVID-19 emergency.
The webinar is available for viewing until June 15.
May 26, 2020 - ACF Posts CARES Act Allocations for Family Violence Prevention and Services State Grants and State Domestic Violence Coalitions
The guide provides guidance for those administering programs and will be updated frequently.
May 22, 2020 - ACL Posts Materials from Webinar on Continuing Access to Home- and Community-based Services During COVID-19
May 21, 2020 - ACF Responds to Head Start Grantee Questions on COVID-19
May 21, 2020 - ACF Details Head Start Fiscal Flexibilities
ACF updated prior guidance to provide greater flexibility and simplify the application process. All funds will be awarded by formula based on each grantee’s funded enrollment.
The guidance provides instructions and procedures on how to request flexibility.
May 15, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Child and Family Service Review and Quality Improvement Processes During COVID-19
May 12, 2020 - ACF Updates Child Care and Development Fund COVID-19 FAQs
May 11, 2020 - ACF Releases Several Resources Related to Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Funding
- Funding process
- Guidance and Reporting Requirements (State Domestic Violence Coalitions)
- Guidance and Reporting Requirements (State Administrators)
May 11, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Allowable Uses and Reporting Requirements for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
May 4, 2020 - ACL Releases Guidance on Reporting Requirements for Older Americans Act Programs (Title III, Title VI, and Long-term Care Ombudsman programs) and Independent Living Programs
April 29, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on CARES Act CCDF Discretionary Funds
April 28, 2020 - ACF Outlines Title IV-E Flexibility to Address COVID-19
April 28, 2020 - ACL Posts Q&A from April 15 Call with State Unit of Aging Directors
April 24, 2020 - ACF Posts Letter to Governors Regarding Personal Protective Equipment for Child Welfare Workers
April 24, 2020 - ACL Provides Additional Guidance for Family Caregiver and Home and Community Based Services Grantees
April 24, 2020 - ACF Releases Tip Sheet for Using CCDF Flexibilities
It also published a summary of child care waiver approvals.
April 24, 2020 - ACF Awards Child Welfare Services CARES Act Funds
The announcement does not provide state allocations.
April 23, 2020 - ACF Provides Head Start Guidance on Supporting Emergency Child Care
April 21, 2020 - ACL Awards $905 Million in CARES Act Funding
The awards include Older American Act programs and Centers for Independent Living.
April 20, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Use of Federal Funds for Cell Phones and Personal Protective Equipment
April 17, 2020 - ACL Posts FAQ on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
April 16, 2020 - ACF Posts Head Start Enrollment Q&A’s
The information includes general guidance on enrollment inquiries related to COVID-19 program closures, as well as grantee flexibility.
The updated slide deck covers funding, flexibility, guidance on submitting waivers, and FAQs.
April 16, 2020 - ACF Encourages Coordination with Court Improvement Programs to Assist with Required Oversight in Child Welfare Cases
April 15, 2020 - ACF Posts Letter on Postponing Title IV-E Eligibility Reviews and National Youth in Transition Database Reviews
April 15, 2020 - ACF Posts Details on FMAP Increase and Additional Funding for Child Welfare Services
The guidance confirms that the 6.2 percentage-point increase will apply to Title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, and Guardianship Assistance. However, it notes that the increase does not apply to the District of Columbia’s matching rate.
April 14, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on Head Start Supplemental Funds
The guidance provides details on how to apply, when awards are expected to be processed, and reporting requirements. It also confirms that ACF will approve all requests for waivers of the non-federal match.
The webinar will be on April 23 at 3:00PM ET.
April 13, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Child Support Debt and CARES Act Payments
April 13, 2020 - ACF Issues CSBG Guidance
The guidance includes information on funding and allowable costs and notes that ACF is working to distribute supplemental funds.
April 8, 2020 - ACL Releases $50 Million Funding Opportunity for Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The application deadline is April 15.
April 6, 2020 - ACF Releases Summary of CCDBG Provisions in CARES Act
April 6, 2020 - ACL Releases Details on Expediting Expenditures of Older Americans Act Supplemental Funds
April 3, 2020 - ACF Provides FAQs on Allowable Uses of Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Funding During COVID-19
April 3, 2020 - Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Releases Report on Facilitating Low-Income Families’ Use of Emergency Paid Family Leave
April 1, 2020 - ACF Releases LIHEAP Initial COVID-19 Guidance
April 1, 2020 - ACL Posts FAQs on Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Emergency Funding Opportunity
March 30, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on New Grant Flexibilities
March 26, 2020 - ACF Posts FAQs on COVID-19 and US Repatriation Program
March 24, 2020 - ACF Seeks Comment on New Screening Tools for Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Staff and Visitors
March 24, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on TANF
The guidance includes questions and answers about how states might use Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to assist families affected by COVID-19. It also addresses administrative flexibilities.
March 22, 2020 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Releases Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
March 18, 2020 - ACF Provides Child Welfare Guidance
The guidance covers caseworker visits via videoconferencing, program improvement plans, Title IV-E eligibility reviews, child abuse and neglect investigations, and other flexibilities.
Updated June 26, 2020