Advocacy Agenda

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...

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...

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