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Program Description

  Office of Community Affairs

This Office supports the Department's vision of building a healthy, safe, and strong community. Its mission is to promote health equity, improve quality of services, and increase individual and family self-sufficiency, especially among racial and ethnic minorities and low-income communities. The Office accomplishes its mission by fostering strong partnerships to provide education, outreach, system navigation, effective referrals, language assistance, and policy advocacy. It consists of the Community Action Agency, Head Start, Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center, the Leadership Institute of Equity and Elimination of Disparities, the African American Health Program, the Latino Health Initiative, and the Asian American Health Initiative.

Program Contacts

Contact Victoria Buckland of the HHS - Administration and Support at 240.777.1211 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved1160876333.50
Increase Cost: Minority Health Initiative Contractual Conversions1353088.00
Enhance: Expand Weekend Food Program for Elementary School Children600000.00
Enhance: Food Recovery and Distribution Minigrants300000.00
Increase Cost: Inflationary Increase to AAHP Service Provider Contract251360.00
Shift: FY18 Head Start Program Expansion Funding to MCPS - Resolution 18-887-21861800.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3911091.00
FY19 Approved1006413642.50