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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 toward 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 includes an internal Translations Unit.

Program Contacts

Contact Yvette Torres of the Community Engagement Cluster at 240.777.8044 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

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved301809821.25
Shift: Legal Services Programs from HHS5511000.00
Add: Newcomer Legal Services Programs - Current Service Level2500000.00
Increase Cost: Google Translate API50000.00
Shift: Business Development Specialist Positions Transfer to CEX0-2.00
Shift: FY23 RSVP Grant Adjustment00.17
Shift: FY23 RSVP Grant Adjustment-3020-0.17
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.147130.75
FY23 Approved383589120.00