Published on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 News Alert

SNAPSHOT: New COVID-19 Assistance Programs


Snap-Up Food Benefits

You can apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps) For more  SNAP information:  click here

Recertification periods due March 31st, 2021

Apply online:

Montgomery County Dept of Health and Human  Services Centers

  • Montgomery County DHHS – Silver Spring Center
  • Montgomery County DHHS – TESS Center
  • Maryland Hunger Solutions


Free Tax Prep

The Community Action Agency’s Volunteer  Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently using a virtual tax preparation model during the COVID-19  emergency. Virtual VITA allows residents to use an online platform to securely upload their tax documents and have their taxes prepared for free by a certified tax preparer. The VITA program is scheduling virtual appointments now for the prior year (2018) amended taxes, as well as 2019 taxes.

VITA provides free filing services for federal and state taxes. They also help with completing taxes for individuals with Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN).

Qualifications: Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $57,000 or less

Call to register: 240-777-1123 to schedule an appointment.



The City of Takoma Park reminds you: