1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852
The Community Action Agency reduces poverty and increases self-sufficiency among Montgomery County residents through services, partnerships, and advocacy.
NEW! CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
The 2017 Community Action Awards
The Community Action Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Community Action Awards, which will be held on May 23. Nominations must be submitted by March 17.
Marcia Plater Community Action Adult Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of an adult whose volunteer services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency. This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
Marcia Plater Community Action Youth Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of a youth volunteer whose services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency. This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for an Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization that promotes self-sufficiency for adults in the County and helps to reduce poverty.
Gerald Roper, Sr. Community Action Award for a Youth Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization serving lower income youth in the County, which improves future success for youth and develops leadership skills.
Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016 Report
The Self-Sufficiency Standard (SSS) defines how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place needs to adequately meet their basic needs – without public or private assistance. The SSS highlights the challenges faced by low-income residents and has proven to be a useful tool for service providers, researchers, policy-makers, and advocates.
Please click HERE to view and download the full report
Please click HERE to view a press statement from Diana Pearce, PhD, author of the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report
Register your child for Head Start/PreK
Check the CASHBACK website and learn about free tax help, important tax credits
you may be eligible for, financial education resources, and much more!
NEW! Community Action Board's FY16 Annual Report
Please click HERE to view the full report.
Need help filing your taxes?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program can help!
Please click HERE for information about free tax preparation in Montgomery County
WHO WE ARE:
The Montgomery County Community Action Agency (CAA), the County’s federally-designated anti-poverty agency, is part of Montgomery’s County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Affairs, and a member of the National Community Action Partnership. The Community Action Agency addresses needs of low-income residents in the County through programs designed to stabilize and strengthen families and communities:
The Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Center – CAA’s “walk-in” TESS Center is a “Neighborhood Opportunity Network” site serving the diverse, low-income community of Long Branch. Its information and referrals, social service assistance, interpretation and translation, education, “VITA” and legal services are delivered in partnership with nonprofits, public agencies and community groups.
Head Start – CAA is the grantee for Montgomery County’s Head Start Program, serving 648 three and four-year-olds, in partnership with its delegate, MCPS, and Montgomery College.
Partner agencies – CAA provides oversight, monitoring and technical support to its assigned County contracts, working with 25+ local non-profit organizations delivering job training, legal services, clothing and food, social services, and education.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – in partnership with the IRS, and with its government, academic, and nonprofit partners, CAA coordinates free, year-round tax preparation for low-income residents.
The Community Action Board (CAB) serves in an advisory capacity to the
*The CAB meets the 4th Tuesday of the month (except in July, August and December) at 7 PM at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room in Rockville. The CAB Executive Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 PM at 1401 Rockville Pike, Room 3308, in Rockville B/C/C Calendar
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