Programs & Services

For nearly 50 years, CAC has served the Howard County community by helping people help themselves. Our aim is not to provide a hand-out, but rather a hand-up. Through strong partnerships with all levels of public and private sector along with dedicated volunteers, we serve our clients with strong dedication every day.

In support of low-income residents, we provide the following services:

  • Energy Assistance and Weatherization – Financial assistance to individuals/families with electric bills. The Program also assists income-eligible homeowners and renters with Weatherization which results in energy efficiency and lower electric bills.
  • Housing Assistance Eviction Prevention –Provides individuals/families with a one-time financial grant for Eviction Prevention or One Month’s Rent.
  • Early Childhood Education – Provides Head Start and Pre-K programming for income-eligible children ages 3-5. The programs provide school readiness through enhancing academic, cognitive, social and emotional development of students. 
  • Food Assistance- Provides food assistance to individuals and families. 

**To apply for any of the above services, please fill out our CAC UNIVERSAL APPLICATION for the Head of Household and this ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER APPLICATION for each additional person in the home.