Advocacy Agenda

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...

MCOA Alert: FY20 #3B Senate Amendments- Action Needed

MCOA Membership: We need Co-Sponsors We need 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 restore funding to...

Senate Letter – Support for Floor Ammendment for SIG

Dear Senator, The Senate 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/elder Formula Grant is intact, the available funds for the SIG Program in FY20 continues the shortfall...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20: #3A Senate Ways and Means

MCOA Membership: MCOA Legislative Alert FY20: #3A Senate Ways and Means The Senate 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...

MCOA Alert: FY20 #3 House Action on Amendments

MCOA Membership Tonight the house passed the Health and Human Service and Elderly Consolidated Amendment to the HWM’s FY20 Budget proposal, and it is great news on many levels. The House procedure groups any amendment filed by the established deadline, into clusters...

2-2-2 Plan for FY22: Formula Grant Projections

As we approach FY22 and the influx of 450,000 more older adults, the allocation demand on Line Item 9110-9002 will increase to maintain the Formula Grant at $12/elder. We provide this spreadsheet, which performs the necessary calculations, to inform the conversation....

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