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 Consumer Access and Self-Determination (CCASD)
  • Center for Management and Budget (CMB)
  • Center for Policy and Evaluation (CPE)

*Within the Office of the Administrator is ACL’s Office of Regional Operations. ACL’s Regional Support Centers are located across the United States.

For For more information about ACL’s organizational structure, please see our organizational chart and accompanying description of the responsibilities of each unit and office.

To learn more about ACL’s Senior Leadership, please see the biographies.

ACL Statement

On October 16, 2014 an updated Administration for Community Living (ACL) Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority was published in the Federal Register. ACL was initially established on April 18, 2012, bringing 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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Last Modified: 10/22/2014