Montgomery County Community Action Agency

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320, Rockville, MD


Community Action Programs

  • VITA: Post-tax season appointments will begin on June 17th. Please check the CASHBACK website for the latest 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. 
  • Navigation: The team of Navigators are highly trained in a wide variety of services and programs, working to address the needs of the entire household using a Two- Generation model. Navigators provide application assistance, guidance, and assistance in finding community resources.
  • Head Start: Parents and guardians can register their children for Head Start/PreK for the 2024 - 2025 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 various sites. ​Please visit the  Head Start page for more information.
  • Contract Monitoring: Currently, the Community Action Agency monitors 47 contracts at 27 organizations. Learn more on our Nonprofit Partners page.
  • Community Advocacy Institute: Created by the Community Action Board in 2016, the CAI is a free eight-month advocacy training program for lower-income community members. 


Get all the latest news from Community Action! Join our e-newsletter distribution list.

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

Find us on Facebook