Advocacy Agenda

Formula Grant Projections

Line Item Allocation for COAs with a $10, $11, & $12 per elder Formula Grant (xls file) The 222 Plan - 2020 Census Projections with a $10, $11, & $12 Formula Grant (xls file)

Updated Legislative Ask

To the 191st General Court: Download and Print On behalf of the 350 cities and towns that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, we want to thank members of the 190th General Court for their support of increasing the COA Formula Grant to $12/elder this...

MCOA Legislative Alert Good News: FY20 Conference Committee Budget

MCOA Membership: Late Sunday the FY20 Budget Conference Committee released its compromise proposal. Both Chambers passed this proposal Monday afternoon. The Governor will have 10 days (August 1st) to sign/veto. The legislature then could opt to override any vetoes...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #4 Conference Committee

MCOA Membership: A quick review of the FY20 Budget (compilation thanks to Julie Watt Faqir, J.D. Executive Director Home Care Aide Council-updated by me) indicates both the House and the Senate accepted the recommendations by the Governor in House 1. His proposal...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3G SUCCESS

MCOA Membership Earlier tonight the full Senate passed both of our amendments and allot of other Elder Care agenda items! Thanks for all your great work.  Highlights: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 25...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3F

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 23 co-sponsors via two...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3E

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 21 co-sponsors Additional...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3D: WE NEED MORE

MCOA Membership: We still need MORE Co-Sponsors We need more Senators to sign on to be a Co-Sponsor of the following amendments. They can sign on thru Monday, May 20th using their internal system “quill”.  Each of you to contact your Senators and make the case to...

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