The House Ways and Means FY20 Budget was just released and it did not include restoration of the FY18 “9c” cut to Line Item #9110-9002.
Though the $12 is intact, the available funds for the SIG Program in FY20 continues the shortfall of 28%.
We request to fully fund the Service Incentive Grant Program (SIG) and level fund the Formula Grant Program at $12/elder/year. Our total request for Line Item #9110-9002, Local Aid to Municipal Councils on Aging, is $17 million for FY20.
Elder Affairs Vice Chair Tricia Farley-Bouvier will file a floor amendment to:
“… Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, moves to amend the bill in section 2, in item 9110-9002 by striking the figures $16,515,125″ and” , and inserting in place thereof the figures “$17,000,000”
Call your Representative today and ask him/her to co-sponsor the COA Floor Amendment, cited above, sponsored by Ms. Farley-Bouvier by emailing her aide Lisa Fletcher Udel at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm support. Forward this email if need be.