The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is headed by the Administrator, who reports directly to the Secretary of 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 it serves. ACL is composed of the following units:
- Office of the Administrator
- Administration on Aging (AoA)
- Administration on Disabilities (AoD)
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
- Center for Innovation and Partnership (CIP)
- Center for Management and Budget (CMB)
- Center for Policy and Evaluation (CPE)
- Center for Regional Operations
For more information about ACL's organizational structure, please see our organizational chart with accompanying description of the responsibilities of each unit and office.
On May 9, 2019, ACL published an update to the agency's Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority in the Federal Register to reflect a reorganization of ACL.
On June 2, 2015 the Federal Register published ACL’s updated Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority (PDF). An online version of the published statement is also available. The statement reflects ACL’s expanded mission and details the organizational structure and roles and responsibilities of its centers and offices.
Learn more about ACL's senior leadership in their biographies.