Annual Partnership Conference

50th Year Celebration - Annual Partnership Conference


 Community Services Block Grant

Energy Assistance (MEAP, EUSP)

Home Weatherization

Head Start/Early Head Start

Food Pantry/Food Services

Board Governance Training

Housing and Community Development

Emergency/Transitional Shelters

Program Management/Supervisory 

Finance/Human Resources


Greetings and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our website.  My name is Michael E. Young and I serve the Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP) as its Executive Director.  We hope that you will find our website informative and resourceful. 

MCAP is a nonprofit membership association serving Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  Our association advocates on behalf of low-income families to ensure their voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. In addition MCAP supports the mission and activities of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and our partners throughout our service areas.  This year is a defining moment of our local, state and national history.  We are celebrating 50 years of community action and fighting poverty by helping people and changing lives.

Many residents of our service areas enjoy some of the nation’s highest incomes, best public schools and most well-resourced communities.  However many of our residents living in rural, urban and suburban communities are suffering from poverty and are having a difficult time just making ends meet on a daily basis.  To keep up with the steadily rising cost of living pace, some residents have two or three jobs to help meet the multiple needs of their families. 

Our Community Action Agencies and partners are here to assist our residents through services and experiences tailored to their individual circumstances.  Some of these services include: 

  • Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • Childcare - Adultcare
  • Services for Seniors and Disable;
  •  Home Weatherization;
  •  Utility Assistance;
  •  Emergency Shelter;
  •  Emergency Food;



  April 2014
Points of Light Foundation
National Volunteer Week
April 6-12, 2014 
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Week of the Young Child
April 6-12, 2014 

MCAP Board of Directors Meeting
April 7, 2014
10:00 am to noon
Anne Arundel Com. Action Agency Board Room
251 West Street, Annapolis, MD

ROMA - Next Generation Webinar
April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
An internet link to Webinar will be provided in the very near future
To register, please contact Ms. Sims at (443) 482-5168.

MCAP/CAPLAW Board Governance Training
1-Day Workshop
April 21, 2014
9 am to 4:30 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center
Ellsworth Conference Room
#1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Benefits of Joining Us

 There is strength in our numbers and, currently, we are 17 members strong.  Our membership spans beyond the state of Maryland and includes the District of Columbia and the state of Delaware.  We are urban, suburban and rural. This state/region-wide partnership will help to keep you updated on issues, events and activities to improve your service to individuals and families living in poverty. Membership benefits include:

  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • News and Updates on Grant Programs
  • Quality Training Workshops
  • Annual Spring Partnership Conference
  • Annual Winter Leadership and Management Conference
  • Regional Training Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • Professional Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Legislative Events
  • State-wide Exposure and Awareness of Local Events
  • Publications and Reports
  • Tracking and Reporting of Key Legislation

Joining the Maryland Community Action Partnership is worth it.  Please call 443-482-5158 for more information.