MCOA Membership

 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 lisa.fletcherudel@mahouse.gov to confirm support. Forward this email if need be.

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

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Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138