About ACL

Mission & Strategic Plan

All Americans—including people with disabilities and older adults—should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions. To help meet these needs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in 2012.

ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.


Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.


For all people, regardless of age and disability, to live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society. Therefore, we will:

For the people we serve Promote strategies that enable people to live in their communities.
For our networks Provide leadership and support.
For our partners

Be a source of collaboration, innovation, and solutions.

For our employees

Support their contributions, professional growth, and work-life balance.
For the public Be effective stewards of public resources and a source for information.

Last modified on 06/25/2020

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