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Program Description

  Community Action Agency

The mission of the Community Action Agency (CAA) is to use an equity lens to advance social and economic mobility among communities and neighbors through services, partnerships, and advocacy. Responsibilities include administration of Federal and State Head Start and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. In addition to Head Start, programs include the Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Action Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the Community Action Board, and its Community Advocacy Institute. CAA staff and volunteers join with 30+ partners to deliver critical services that strengthen the social and economic assets of low-income communities.

Program Contacts

Contact Mark Hodge of the HHS - Administration and Support at 240.777.1568 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
The number of residents who receive free tax preparation services through the CAA VITA program 11,4631,9462,0222,4002,400
1  The increasing trend is due to both capacity and demand. During the pandemic, a law enabled residents to file for both State and Federal returns. Program capacity is dependent on staffing and volunteers; cuts in either will affect the number of residents the program can serve in a given year.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved597859515.20
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2555990.00
FY25 Recommended572299615.20