The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 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.
ACL is structured to provide general policy coordination while retaining unique programmatic operations specific to the needs of each population we serve. ACL is comprised of the following units:
- Office of the Administrator*
- Administration on Aging (AoA)
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
- Center for Disability and Aging Policy (CDAP)
- Center for Management and Budget (CMB)
*Within the Office of the Administrator is ACL’s Office of Regional Operations. ACL’s ten Regional Support Centers are located across the United States.
For more detailed information about ACL’s organizational structure, please see our Organizational Chart.
To learn more about ACL’s Senior Leadership, please see the biographies.
On April 18, 2012, the Administration for Community Living Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority was published in the Federal Register (PDF, 233KB) and served to officially establish the Administration for Community Living (ACL), which brought together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to achieve several important objectives including, but not limited to, reducing the fragmentation that currently exists in Federal programs addressing the community living service and support needs of both the aging and disability populations; enhance access to quality health care and long-term services and supports for all individuals; and promote consistency in community living policy across other areas of the Federal government.
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