Advocacy Agenda

MCOA Reflection on the FY22 Senate Ways and Means Budget proposal

MCOA Membership: The FY22 Senate Ways and Means Budget proposal was released yesterday and: SWM did not include the additional $200,000 request for Elder Behavioral Health Line Item #9110-1640 that was added in the House; but SWM did concur with the Governor and the...

MCOA Legislative Alert: HWM FY22 Budget

MCOA Members: Just released: House Ways and Means (HWM) FY 22 Budget 9110-1640: “For the geriatric mental health program, including outreach, counseling, resource management and system navigation for community-dwelling elders with mental health needs...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY22: Revised Strategy

MCOA Membership: The House Ways and Means Committee will be releasing it proposed version for the FY22 Budget on Wednesday, April 14th, followed by full House debate the week of April 26th.  The Senate will then follow the same procedure and conclude its deliberations...

MCOA Legislative Alert: FY22- House 1 released January 27, 2021 noon

MCOA Membership: HOUSE 1 FY22 GOVERNOR'S BUDGET: FY22 Proposed FY21 Allocated  1. HHS ELD 91101640 Geriatric Mental Health Services Program $800,000 $1,000,000  2. HHS ELD 91109002 Grants to Councils On Aging $17,066,651 $17,000,000 + earmarks   IMPACT: EMHOT...

FY22 Letter to the Legislators

To the 192nd General Court: Downloadable and Priintable Version On behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Council on Aging and Senior Center Directors representing 350 communities that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, we express our gratitude...

MCOA FY22 Request to Governor Baker

Dear Governor Baker: On behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Council on Aging and Senior Center Directors representing 350 communities that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, we express our gratitude for signing the FY 21 budget that...

MCOA Membership Alert: FY21 EMHOT

MCOA is asking our membership to join elder Advocates from around the state to contact their Senators to support the Elder Mental Health Outreach Teams (EMHOT) Amendment. Amendment 206 filed by Becca Rausch, and co-sponsored by Senators Comerford and Jehlen, requests...

MCOA Alert- Call Your Senators for SHINE $

MCOA Membership Alert: FY21 SHINE MCOA is asking our membership to join elder Advocates from around the state to contact their Senators to support the SHINE Amendment. Amendment 204 filed by Becca Rausch and Pat Jehlen provides $1m in additional resources for a...

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