FINANCIAL/TAX-RELATED RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

financial assistance and education

  • Maryland Department of Labor Financial Relief Guide HERE
  • Unemployment Benefits ARE Taxable - Information from the IRS in English and Spanish 
  • File your federal taxes for FREE online HERE (for those with a household income of $72,000 or less)
  • Federal tax questions HERE
  • Maryland tax questions HERE
  • Protecting your credit during the pandemic HERE
  • Dealing with debt during the pandemic HERE
  • Financial education resources HERE
  • Information from the Office of Consumer Protection about Covid-19 scams HERE
  • Financial coaching information HERE
  • Opening a bank account:
    • The FDIC's website HERE links people to bank accounts so that they can receive their Economic Impact Payments through direct deposit.  
    • BankOn can also connect you to affordable banking options HERE.
    • Click HERE to watch a brief video about opening a bank account.
  • Additional information and resources from Prosperity Now HERE
 

FOOD AND NUTRITION RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Food assistance

Montgomery County's Official COVID-19 Food Resources Website

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

additional resources
 
  • Health Resources for Veterans HERE
  • DHHS COVID Rent Relief Program Phase 2 - Apply HERE and find additional information in English and Spanish
  • Montgomery County COVID-19 testing hotline - 240-777-1755
  • Information from Protecting Immigrant Families about immigrant eligibility for public programs during COVID-19 emergency HERE
  • Apply for Unemployment Insurance by phone or online HERE
  • Energy assistance - information in EnglishSpanish, Chinese, and Korean
  • WSSC Water Affordability Programs HERE
  • Utilities assistance through the Salvation Army HERE
  • Family violence prevention information HERE
  • Diaper distribution HERE
  • Maternal health services HERE
  • Resources for small and medium businesses and nonprofits HERE
  • Information about coronavirus for seniors HERE
  • The Montgomery County Volunteer Center COVID-19 Response Page: information on donating items, money, or time to the food assistance effort

 


Additional Resources for You and Your Family 


WHERE TO GO FOR HELP

DHHS OFFICES
Not sure where to go to apply for services such as healthcare, SNAP, child care subsidies, Temporary Cash Assistance, etc?
Click HERE to view the County's zipcode finder, or call 311

HEALTH CARE

Are you an adult who needs health care coverage?
Learn about Maryland Health Connection, Montgomery Cares Clinics, or call 311
 
Are you pregnant, or do you have a child in need of health care?

Learn About the County’s prenatal care program – The Maternity Health Partnership, or call 311
 
Learn about Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP)/Health Choice, or call 311

Do you, or someone you know, need mental health services?  Is someone hurting you, or someone you know?
Call 311, or call the 24 hour/7 days Crisis Center at 240-777-4000

Do you have questions about taxes and health care?
IRS Health Care Law and Your Taxes 
IRS Basics

FOOD

Do you need help paying for groceries? 
Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or call the Food Access Call Center at 311. 

The Montgomery County Food Council's interactive food assistance resource map can also link you to food resources.

For a list of County food warehouses, pantries, and soup kitchens, refer to the Commission on People with Disabilities' Disability Network Director.  

CHILD CARE, HEAD START AND PREKINDERGARTEN 

Do you need a referral for early childhood services?
Call ChildLink at 240-777-4769.

Do you need child care for your infant, pre-schooler or school-age child? 
Call 311, or visit LOCATE

Do you want to register your child in Head Start or Prekindergarten?
Learn more at MCPS Head Start/PreK, or call 240-740-4530.

Do you need help paying for Child Care?
Learn about the Child Care Scholarship (statewide program) or the Working Parents Assistance Program (available to eligible Montgomery County households only), or call 311.

HOUSING

Are you having an emergency housing problem?
Call 311, or learn more about evictions prevention during COVID through the Department of Housing and Community Affairs.  For homelessness prevention, refer to the DHHS Services to End and Prevent Homelessness.


If you are homeless and require emergency shelter, please call the 24 hour/7 days Crisis Center at 240-777-4000.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection offers information on a wide range of consumer issues, including home ownership, buying a car, and credit & debt.  For more information, please click HERE or call 240-777-3636  You may also send email to consumerprotection@montgomerycountymd.gov