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Program Description

  Community Partnership

The Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) is a bridge builder between the County's diverse communities and County government. Due to OCP's deep reach into communities, OCP worked closely with the Regional Directors to lead the County's 2020 Census Campaign. "Everyone Counts in Montgomery County" was a multifaceted campaign targeted toward historically undercounted communities (communities of color, multilingual and LGBTQ communities, children under 5, and seniors) and specific census tracts. Strategies included developing materials in the top six spoken languages in the county (Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Amharic, and Vietnamese), creating multilingual and multicultural media, use of social media, and collaborating with nonprofit partners. OCP realized there was significant overlap between targeted communities/census tracts and communities most impacted by COVID-19, and therefore tied COVID information (rental assistance, food resources, etc.) to Census outreach. As a result of Montgomery County's successful 2020 Census campaign efforts, OCP will continue to take the lead on the County's multilingual and multicultural communication outreach efforts.

Program Contacts

Contact Yvette Torres of the Community Engagement Cluster at 240.777.8044 or Eva Acevedo of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved471901021.75
Restore: One-Time Lapse Adjustment1500650.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1274030.00
FY25 Recommended499647821.75