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Welcome to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Freedom of Information Act Public Access Link


This portal provides members of the public with basic information on accessing records maintained by ACF.

Before Submitting a FOIA Request

The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is a law that provides any person access to agency records, except to the extent that such agency records or portions of those records are protected from disclosure by one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions. The records you seek may already be publicly available on ACF's website.  The ACF site has a wealth of information about popular topics, public initiatives, and the Assistant Secretary’s priorities. Our website provides details about each of ACF's offices and related programs.  You might be able to find what you need, when you need it, at your convenience without filing a FOIA request! 

ACF Program Offices

The links below take you to each program office’s website.  Once there, you can access information about the office, their respective programs, and related resources. View the ACF Organization Chart.

Submit a FOIA Request Online

You must register to create an online profile or to log in to your existing profile to submit a FOIA request.

FOIA Reading Room

The records you are seeking may already be available in the ACF e-reading room.

Check the Status of a FOIA Request  

If you are a registered requester, you can sign in to view the status of your request(s), send a message to the FOIA Office, or download responsive records once they are delivered.

If you are not a registered requester you can still check the status of your request by clicking 
Request Status in the toolbar. You must enter the tracking number provided by our FOIA Office to retrieve the status of your request.

If you prefer to contact the FOIA Office to check status of your request, contact the ACF FOIA Office.

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