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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.
Notice: Taxes are now due by July 15th 2020

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.
Note: Click below to donate money to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Relief - Be sure to indicate COVID-19 on the "(Optional) Use this donation for" field.


Community Action Events

Homeowner Workshops  

Garrett County Community Action
Conference Room (1st Floor)
Cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19
Contact Asset Development at
301-334-9431 ext 6150
Garrett County Community Action
Conference Room (1st Floor)
Cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19
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:
event canceled
No classes are held in December

Accepting applications for a 1 bedroom unit

Community Action News

NeuBeam Free Wi-Fi at 360 Liberty St. Oakland

(Click above for deatails)

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

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
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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