The Montgomery County Community Action Agency is the County’s official anti-poverty agency. The Community Action Board serves in an advisory capacity to the County Executive and County Council, and as an advocate on behalf of the poor and working poor of the County.
The Brookings Institute has released a report highlighting the impact of the EITC based on the number of children claimed on a tax return. Please click HERE to view the full report. From the report -
The Community Action Board has a long-history of advocating to expand the federal and State EITC, and the County's EITC, known as the Working Families Income Supplement. The Community Action Agency's VITA program provides EITC outreach and volunteer-supported free tax preparation, from the end of January to April 15 and from June to October.
Community Action is a proud co-sponsor of the Youth & Law Enforcement Summit taking place this Friday. This event is free and open to all high school students in Montgomery County. Students will spend the morning participating in dialogue circles with law enforcement personnel. The afternoon includes a picnic and field day activities. Lunch will be provided.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that high-quality child care is out of reach for working families across the United States. In Maryland, child care costs for a 4-year-old are 56.5% of a minimum wage yearly income and 82.7% for infant care. Research also found that child care costs in Maryland are 116.5% of in-state college tuition for a 4-year-old and 170.6% for infant care.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor highlights the current state of paid family leave in the country. The report also includes statistics on the many costs of not providing workers with paid family leave. Please view the full report by clicking HERE.