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Montgomery County Community Action Agency

1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD


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The Community Advocacy Institute (CAI), created by the Community Action Board, is a FREE advocacy training program for lower-income Montgomery County residents. Learn more.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Montgomery County residents with a combined household income of $60,000 or less.

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El Instituto de Abogacía Comunitaria (CAI), creado por la Junta de Acción Comunitaria, es un programa de entrenamiento GRATUITO en abogacía para los residentes del condado de Montgomery de bajos ingresos. APRENDE MÁS.

Requisitos: Los solicitantes deben ser residentes del Condado de Montgomery con un ingreso anual familiar de $60,000 o menos.



  • VITA: In-person and virtual appointments for current year (2021), prior years (2018 - 2020), and amended returns are available now through Oct. 31. 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 click HERE for more information. 
  • Head Start: Parents and guardians may now register their children for Head Start/PreK for the 2022 – 2023 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 will be available at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday. ​Please visit the Head Start page for more information.

For the latest information about COVID-19 in Montgomery County, please visit the  County's official COVID-19 website 

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 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  and the Maryland Community Action Partnership.

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