Human Services to Support Rural Health – Organizations
ACF Office of Community Services
Partners with states, communities, and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families, and revitalize communities. Part of the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Administration for Children and Families
Funds state, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Operates the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Capacity Building Center for Tribes
Provides products and tools, peer networking activities, and individualized expert consultations to tribal welfare programs. Services are provided at no cost for American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare programs that receive Title IV-B or IV-E funding.
Community Action Partnership
National organization which represents the interests of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country. Supports CAAs in their work to empower low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, through programs that include child development programs, weatherization assistance, job training, and elder care.
Employment and Training Administration
Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. Services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems. Part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Housing Assistance Council
Supports affordable housing efforts throughout rural America. Works to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places.
National Association for State Community Services Programs
Works to assist states in responding to poverty issues. NASCSP members are state administrators of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP). Helps states implement programs that include weatherization, energy assistance, child care, nutrition, employment, state energy programs, job training, asset development, and housing.
National Association of Workforce Boards
Represents the nation's Workforce Development Boards that provide workforce development leadership in their communities. Ensures that workforce development and job training programs adequately meet needs of local employers.
National Collaborative for Integration of Health and Human Services
Formed by the American Public Human Services Association, the National Collaborative supports innovation through the horizontal integration of the health and human services system. Promotes seamless, streamlined information exchange, shared services, and coordinated care delivery and payment models that are person- and family-centered.
Office of Human Services Policy
Conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on issues across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development. Part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center
Works to increase participation in U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services child nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. Focuses work on persistently poor counties in 11 states. Housed at the University of Kentucky.
USDA Rural Housing Service
Federal agency that provides technical assistance, grants,
loans, and loan guarantees to support housing and essential
community facilities in rural communities.