Advocacy Agenda

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...

MCOA Legislative Alert: SWM Budget Level Funds- AS REQUESTED

MCOA Membership: The Senate Ways and Means just released its version of the FY21 (this year’s) Budget Proposal and it level funds both our line items as we requested. The $17m for 9110-9002/local aid to COAs allows for full funding of the Service Incentive Grant...

MCOA Membership Legislative Alert FY21 Revised

MCOA Members: What an interesting time we live in. I hope all of you and your loved ones remain healthy as we navigate these uncharted waters. As I mentioned during our 5-day virtual conference last week, I have never been as proud of our network as you all...

Councils on Aging FY21 Budget Request to Legislators – Revised

To the 191st General Court: On behalf of the 350 cities and towns that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, thank you to the members of the 191st General Court for your work during this time of COVID. During this difficult time, you along with the...

Tools for FY21-22 Budget Debate

Revised Formula Grant Projections FY22 FY21 Budget Request to the Legislature FY21 Budget SHINE Sign-on Letter FINAL SHINE Fact Sheet 2 LIne Item History FY20-21

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