Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development operates under the authority of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners. The department's role is to work with stakeholders (community volunteers, public and private agencies, funders, individuals, families and children, clients and caregivers, etc.) to ensure that the most effective health and human services are available to Montgomery County residents.
Human Services Planning and Development provides the professional staffing and resources to support the Family and Children First Council, the Human Services Levy Council, the Homeless Solutions Policy Board, the Office of Reentry Policy Board, and all related committees, as well as other human services-related assignments on behalf of the County Commissioners. The department also manages the liaison relationships with public, private, and community-based human services agencies, and nonprofit contracting for the Board of County Commissioners.
Human Services Planning and Development facilitates and implements the development of public policy to guide the funding of health and human services. These responsibilities include research, identification / examination of needs and priorities, technical assistance, planning, resource and program development, monitoring / evaluation of programs, evaluation of outcomes / results, grant / contract management and reporting, and other administrative guidance and support of work products, initiatives, and projects.