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Montgomery County Community Action Agency

1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD



  • VITA: Free tax appointments for 2022 taxes are available through the VITA Partnership at many sites throughout the county. Appointments are for Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $60,000 or less. Please check the CASHBACK website for more information.
  • TESS: The  TESS Community Action Center recently moved to a new location at 8703 Flower Ave, Silver Spring. Please call  240-773-8260 or check the TESS website for more information. 
  • Head Start: Parents and guardians can now 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.a , as well as at satellite registration sites. ​Please visit the Head Start page for more information

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 agenc 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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