Bid Opportunities

Go4Life Family Fun Walks

We encourage all COAs with or without walking clubs to host a community walking event/celebration during September 2019.  This year’s events will again have the theme of Go4Life Family Fun Walk. 

We are offering grants to all Councils on Aging on a first-come, first-served basis; however, those with existing Walking Clubs will be given priority. The grant will provide $250 to COAs to help with costs related to organizing a Go4Life Family Fun Walk in September.   MCOA is able to offer programs due to the financial support it receives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. 

  • Applications are due July 5, 2019.
  • The grant period is July 15, 2019 through September 30, 2019.
  • We can sponsor up to 30 sites.
  • We hope at least 60 towns across Massachusetts will host this annual event and try to make walking a much bigger theme for the residents of your town – of all ages!
  • It could be a great way to showcase the walkability of your downtown area by holding the walk on downtown sidewalks or around the perimeter of a cherished park.
  • Grant opportunities are available to COAs who are both members of MCOA and up to date on MCOA dues through the current state fiscal year.

See full RFP:  2018 Go4Life Family Fun Walk RFP

Apply for Grant


Closed – Assisted Listening Systems RFP

MCOA is committed to helping Senior Centers make their centers Welcoming Places for All – including adults who are hard of hearing.  To that end, MCOA is reoffering the opportunity for Councils on Aging to buy assistive listening systems at a steeply discounted price.  With this equipment, you can significantly improve the hearing ability of people who are hard of hearing in a variety of situations – during large group events, small group classes, and 1:1 conversations — where they have difficulty or cannot distinguish speech from other noises.

Read full RFP

To apply, complete the application here.  Application deadline is May 1, 2019.


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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

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Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138