Support Funding for Aging Programs
While Congress continues to negotiate a final budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2018, which began in October, TCOA is working with the National Area Agencies on Aging Association (n4a) to highlight the importance of Older Americans Act funding for the programs and services TCOA provides. While advocating for increased funding for these supportive services, it is important to also highlight the continued need for the Medicaid Medicare Assistance Program (MMAP, known nationally as the State Health Insurance Program or SHIP) which is at continued risk of being cut from the budget entirely.
Please see the current Advocacy Alert from n4a for additional information and steps for contacting the region’s federal lawmakers (Senators Peters and Stabenow and Congressmen Bishop, Moolenaar, and Walberg). If you need assistance, feel free to contact Community Relations and Grants Manager Tammy Lemmer at 517-887-1382. Thank you for your advocacy and assistance on behalf of older adults.
Advocacy Alert link: https://www.n4a.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=846