Notice: The following actions are in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic:  Garrett County Community Action is open by appointment only... Please call 301-334-9431 to make an appointment... Head Start facilities will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 24th... Senior Center facilities will be closed from Monday, March 16th UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service (VITA) is also closed until further notice... Please click the COVID-19 Link on the home page to open the Announcements,  News & Events page for more information...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


GCCAC Press Releases Relating to COVID-19

Notice: GCCAC is now open by appointment only - Please call 301-334-9431
 

VITA - Closed (until further notice)

Due to the COVID-19 virus The Garrett County Community Action Free Tax Preparation Service known as VITA is closed until further notice.
Please call us for further details and information.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We look forward to serving you in the future.

COVID-19 Public Announcements

 
 

Potomac Edison COVID-19 Released Statement:

“We understand that customers may be facing concerns and hardships due to steps underway to help limit the spread of #COVID19.
Effective immediately, service shutoffs for past-due customers are discontinued.
We will monitor the situation and adjust our policy as circumstances develop.
Customers who are facing hardships should call 1-800-686-0011 to speak with a member of our team. #coronavirus”
 

Columbia Gas COVID-19 Released Statement:

Columbia Gas announced that it will voluntarily suspend shutoffs fornonpayment in response to the COVID-19
pandemic, effectively immediately. This suspension will apply to residential, commercial and industrial customers and will
remain in effect until further notice. In addition, Columbia Gas will offer its most flexible payment plans to
customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19 and will suspend late payment
charges until May 1. Columbia Gas will continue to monitor current events and support our customers and communities.

'The safety of our employees and customers is at the forefront of everything we do at Columbia Gas," said Columbia Gas President
Mike Huwar. "We are taking a proactive, coordinated approach to prevent, mitigate and respond to COVID-19."

Any customer who has received a termination notice or is having trouble paying his/her bill
should call 1-888-460-4332 to discuss payment arrangements and/or financial assistance programs.

Community Action Events 

Information and Support for Caregivers

(click above for details)
Join us each month for new information as well as a
chance to discuss the challenges and successes of caregiving
Every 2nd Tuesday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
in the Garrett County Community Action Conference Room


VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
FREE Federal and State Tax Preparation Services
Mary Browning Senior Center
02/01/20 through 4/15/20
Grantsville Senior Center - Drop Off Service
(Click title above for times and additional information)
CLOSED until further notice
 

Homeowner Workshops  

Garrett County Community Action
Conference Room (1st Floor)
March 2nd 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Contact Asset Development at
301-334-9431 ext 6150
 
Garrett County Community Action
Conference Room (1st Floor)
March 9th 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Contact Asset Development at
301-334-9431 ext 6150
 
Note: You must attend both workshops!

Workshops begin promptly at 5:30 pm

Additional Workshop Dates:
April 6th & 13th
May 4th & 11th
June 8th & 15th
July 13th & 20th
Aug 3rd & 10th
Sept 14th & 21st
Oct 5th & 12th
Nov 2nd & 9th
 
No classes are held in December

Accepting applications for a 1 bedroom unit

Community Action News


Park Side Apartments

A HUD 202 Elderly property
located at One Shobez Street in
Terra Alta, WV.
 
Accepting applications for a 1 bedroom unit
(click title for details)


NeuBeam Internet Connection Center

ICC
 
The ICC is open to the general public 7 days a week, 8am-8pm with two kiosk terminals available
that provide high-speed access to email, social media, shopping and other web content
Printing and scanning capabilities are also available
 
360 W. Liberty Street
Oakland MD, 21550
(click title for details)

Rural IMPACT/ 2 Generation

"This report presents an overview of the demonstration sites’ activities,
accomplishments, and challenges as they planned and began implementing
Rural IMPACT during the first year of the initiative"
 
Released: September 25, 2015
From the White House Office of the Press Secrtary (Obama Administration)
 
 (click the link above to access the website)
 
The 2-Generation approach can be defined and implemented in a number of ways
depending upon an agency's capacity and the needs of families and communities. 
GCCAC has created a video,that details the GCCAC 2-G approach.
 
 The Local Management Boards of Allegany and Garrett Counties have identified a need for technical assistance
for community capacity building around a two generation approach to services
A NOFA  has been released to hire a consultant to provide training and follow-up coaching to LMB
vendors and community stakeholders in Allegany and Garrett Counties
on using Data to Guide and Improve Child and Family Outcomes.  See "FY18 Technical Assistance NOFA" above  for details

Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance Notice
Garrett County Community Action will begin accepting applications
for the new energy assistance season on July 1st
Office hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday
 
Appointments
GCCAC staff are scheduling appointments for applications to be taken
(Appointments are encouraged to prevent long wait times)
To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call
the Service Coordination Division of Garrett County Community Action
at 301-334-9431 or toll free at 1-888-877-8403
Click Here... to submit an appointment request with Service Coordination!
GCCAC Mission Statement
 
The mission of
Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc., is to improve the quality of life for people in need by empowering them to become more self-sufficient and by providing essential services in collaboration and cooperation with partners
 

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