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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 Service Center 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 communities, LGBTQ, children under 5, and seniors) and specific census tracts. Strategies included materials in the top six 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 includes an internal Translations Unit.

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

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved383589120.00
Shift: Community Grants From the Community Grants Non-Departmental Account to the Community Engagement Cluster's Base Budget1446120.00
Enhance: Language Access Policy Consultant500000.00
Enhance: One Part-Time Spanish Translation Specialist496130.50
Increase Cost: Interpreters and Interpretation Equipment300000.00
Enhance: Language Access Training200000.00
Technical Adj: Shift FTEs from General Fund to Grant Fund0-0.02
Technical Adj: Shift FTEs to Grant Fund from General Fund00.02
Technical Adj: Conversion of Contractual Support01.00
Reduce: Other Professional Services Cost-846360.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.6735300.25
FY24 Approved471901021.75