About MCAP



The Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP) is a nonprofit, state/region association that advocates on behalf of low–income families in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the state of Delaware, to ensure their voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. Also, MCAP supports the mission and activities of Community Action Agencies and other entities with similar missions throughout the three regions. Community Action Agencies provide direct human services working to lead families to self–sufficiency and independence of public programs. There are 17 Community Action Agencies in the state of Maryland, one agency in Delaware, and one agency in the District of Columbia.

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The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016

Maryland Community Action Partnership is publishing The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016 in an effort to ensure the best data and analyses are available to enable Maryland’s families and individuals to make progress toward real economic security. The result is a comprehensive, credible, and user-friendly tool. This report presents and analyzes The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016. This measure calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs, with the amount varying by family composition and where they live. The Standard presented here is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways—by clients of workforce and training programs seeking paths to self-sufficiency, by program managers to evaluate program effectiveness, and by policymakers and legislators seeking to create programs and pathways that lead to self-sufficiency for working families.

As with all Self-Sufficiency Standard reports, The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016 was authored by Dr. Diana M. Pearce and produced by the Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington. This report, plus tables providing county-specific information for 472 family types, is available online.

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Events

News & Announcements

  • (RURAL IMPACT) Demonstration Launched!

    The Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack & Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield announced 2 Maryland sites to participate in the Rural IMPACT technical assistance demonstration project. Congratulations to Allegany Human Resource Development Commission, Inc. and Garrett County Community Action Committee.

  • SMTCCAC Celebrates 50 Years of Service

    A September 14, 2015, BayNet article announced the recent 50th anniversary celebration of the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee (SMTCCAC). SMTCCAC is a non-profit organization offering anti-poverty programs for roughly 20,000 residents in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Congressman Steny Hoyer was the keynote speake

  • MCAP Appoints Intern Thomas Boakye

    MCAP appoints Thomas Boakye as it's new Intern for the Association. Mr. Boakye is originally from Ghana and has been in the US for three years. He is a second year graduate student at Howard University pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work. Mr. Boakye has an interest in social justice policy/advocacy.

  • National Energy/Utility Affordability Conference

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. 2015 National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference, June 22-24, 2015. The 2-1/2 day conference of workshops and general sessions will help you to become more effective in your work and strengthen the energy safety net. It will include workshops focusing on innovative approaches to serving low-income energy consumers.

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