Administration for Community Living

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Administration for Community Living
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Agency overview
FormedApril 18, 2012;7 years ago (2012-04-18)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Mary E. Switzer Memorial Building
Washington, DC
Annual budgetUS$1.7 billion (2015 FY)
Agency executives
Parent department United States Department of Health and Human Services
Child agencies
Website acl.gov
Footnotes
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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is headed by the Administrator, who reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACL’s Principal Deputy Administrator serves as Senior Advisor to the HHS Secretary for Disability Policy. [2]

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Organization

ACL is structured to provide general policy coordination while retaining programmatic operations specific to the needs of each population served. ACL is divided into the following units:

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References

  1. "Leadership". Administration for Community Living. August 19, 2016. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. 1 2 PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material  from the  United States Department of Health and Human Services document:  "Organization". Administration for Community Living. June 17, 2015. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.