Montgomery County Community Action Agency

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320, Rockville, MD


Community Action Programs

  • VITA: The program is now scheduling appointments for the tax season. Appointments for 2023 state and federal returns are available in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Silver Spring, and Wheaton now through April 11, 2024 and are for Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $64,000 or less. Please check the  CASHBACK website for more information.
  • TESS: The  Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Action Center is a walk-in site where staff link residents with critical resources. Please call  240-773-8260 or check the TESS website for more information. 
  • Head Start: Parents and guardians can still register their children for Head Start/PreK for the 2023 - 2024 school year. If you are new to MCPS, please create an account. If you are already a MCPS parent, please log into the  ParentVUE site. For those who do not have a computer or need assistance, in-person registration is available at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville,  Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ​Please visit the  Head Start page for more information.


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Learn about DHHS Navigation Practice

Program Manager Monica Rivera-Goldberg, who leads Community Action Agency's navigation team, describes how this holistic approach connects residents with services in one location. Developed as a best practice by the TESS Community Action Center, the model is integrated into the County’s Mass Care Emergency Response program.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Montgomery County Community Action Agency is to advance social and economic mobility among communities and neighbors through services, partnerships, and advocacy using an equity lens.
*Approved by the Community Action Board on September 22, 2020

The Community Action Agency (CAA) is the County’s federally-designated anti-poverty agency and is part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Affairs, and a member of the

National Community Action Partnership and the Maryland Community Action Partnership

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