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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 OCPs deep reach into communities, OCP worked closely with the Regional Service Center Directors to lead the County's 2020 Census Campaign. "Everyone Counts in Montgomery County" was a multifaceted campaign targeted towards historically undercounted communities (communities of color, multilingual communities, LGBTQ, children under 5, seniors) and specific census tracts. Strategies included materials in the top 6 spoken languages in the county (Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Amharic and Vietnamese), multilingual and multicultural media, use of social media and strong nonprofit partners. OCP realized early on 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 serve point on the county's multilingual and multicultural communication outreach efforts. This will also include the creation of a permanent internal Translations Unit in FY22.

Program Contacts

Contact Fariba Kassiri of the Community Engagement Cluster at 240.777.2512 or Corey Orlosky of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2762 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved11992768.50
Add: Multilingual/Multicultural Communication165450611.75
Increase Cost: Community Outreach Manager 1 FT to 2 PT130060.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1513101.00
FY22 Approved301809821.25