Administration for Children’s Services

Provides welfare services to children and their families

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Trends: ACS’s federal grants have fallen by $233 million (19 percent) since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation.

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Current Funding: Take a deeper dive into how federal grants support NYC’s ACS.

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ACS’s Federal Grants Have Fallen by $233 Million
(19 Percent) Since FY 2010

ACS’s federal grants have fallen by $233 million (19 percent) since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation. This includes five primary grants and eight city-wide grants, collectively accounting for 99 percent of the agency’s federal funding. 

Primary Grants (shown in chart below): ACS’s five primary grants account for 41 percent of the agency’s federal grants and have fallen by $179 million since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation, driven by the decline of Head Start, Adoption Assistance, and Promoting Safe and Stable Families.

City-Wide GrantsACS’s eight city-wide grants account for 58 percent of the agency’s federal grants and have fallen by $54 million since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation, driven by the decline of CCDBG, CDBG, and SSBG. Read about ACS’s city-wide grants.

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FPWA analysis of NYC CAFR data. See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

Current Funding: See How Federal Grants Support ACS in FY 2019

ACS Federal Funding – All

ACS’s FY19 Adopted Budget is more than $2.9 billion, of which 40 percent ($1.2 billion) comes from the federal government through nineteen individual grants. Of those, just four federal grants account for more than 80 percent of ACS’s federal grants.

FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

ACS Federal Funding – By Program Area

ACS’s spending is divided into sixteen program areas, known as budget functions. Each program area relies on a mix of funding sources, and are uniquely vulnerable to budget cuts. For example, Child Care Services — which supports funding for child care programs to low-income working families — relies on the largest sum of federal grants ($440 million), while Head Startwhich supports educational and social development for low-income children  — relies on the largest share of federal grants (74 percent).

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FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget).

“Alternatives to Detention”,  “Department of Ed. Residential Care”, “Juvenile Justice Support”,  and  “Non-Secure Detention” program areas are not reliant on federal grants in the FY19 Adopted Budget, and therefore are not represented in the above charts.

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FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget).

“Alternatives to Detention”,  “Department of Ed. Residential Care”, “Juvenile Justice Support”,  and  “Non-Secure Detention” program areas are not reliant on federal grants in the FY19 Adopted Budget, and therefore are not represented in the above charts.

See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data