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....

MCOA Alert FY20 #2A: HWM ACTION NEEDED

MCOA Membership  The House 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 Program in FY20 continues the shortfall of 28%. We...

ELIZABETH CHEN NAMED ELDER AFFAIRS SECRETARY

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Elizabeth Chen of Lexington, a former biotech executive who holds a top job at the state Department of Public Health, was introduced Friday by the Baker administration as the new state secretary of elder affairs, effective June 3. "Our...

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...

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