The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General is pleased to announce the opportunity for funding for Local Consumer Programs (LCPs). Funding is available under the Local Consumer Aid Fund, created by M. G.L. c. 12, § 11G. Grants will be awarded for the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, for Fiscal Year 2017. Eligible grantees include programs that attempt to resolve consumer problems through consumer advocacy and assistance services. Applications will be accepted from any 501(c) 3 organization (in good standing with the AGO Non-Profit/Public Charities Division and the Internal Revenue Service), local governmental agencies (i.e. District Attorney's Office, Mayor's Office, Town Office of Elder Affairs), or colleges or universities. Applicants must accept and implement in full the Local Consumer Program Fiscal Year 2017 Standards and Responsibilities . Applicants can find the request for proposals here.
Letter of Intent: Organizations seeking funding should submit a letter of intent to apply no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 8, 2016. This letter must be submitted to email@example.com, and should include coverage area information, as well as contact information for the grant manager. Submitting this letter is a requirement for receiving funding. Please write the subject line as "Letter of Intent for LCP Grant FY17".
Grant Proposal Submission: The Attorney General's Office utilizes a grant management software system which allows for organizations to submit their grant application online. Please allow sufficient time to register online and complete the application by the deadline.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants that seek reasonable accommodation, which may include the receipt of the Call for Applications information in an alternative format, must communicate such requests in writing to the Grant Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2016.
Questions: Please submit questions by email to: email@example.com. The deadline for questions is April 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications are due on April 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “LCAF FY17”.