This website has been created to build upon the success of our annual publication, Children's Budget, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide to federal spending on children. The guide presents funding data going back five years for more than 180 different federally supported programs, along with descriptions, graphs, and analyses. For more information on First Focus and Children's Budget, including information on the publication of our newest edition, click here.
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Childrensbudget.org was created and developed by First Focus, a national, bipartisan children’s advocacy organization committed to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. First Focus promotes bipartisan policy solutions in the core areas of child health, education, family economics, child welfare, child rights and child safety.
First Focus takes a unique approach to children’s advocacy, engaging both traditional and non-traditional partners in a broad range of efforts to increase federal investments in programs that address the needs of our nation’s children. We engage policymakers directly and seek to raise awareness regarding public policies that affect children and families with the goal of ensuring that related programs have the resources necessary to help our children grow up in a healthy and nurturing environment.