The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO) is pleased to announce the funding for Local Consumer Programs and Face-to-Face Mediation Programs for Fiscal Year 2014.  Funding was available under the Local Consumer Aid Fund, created by M.G.L. c. 12, s. 11G.  Grants were awarded for the period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2014. Eligible grantees included programs that attempt to resolve consumer problems through mediation, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 233, s. 23c. 

Applications were accepted from 501(c) 3 organizations and local governmental agencies: i.e. District Attorney's Office, Mayor's Office, Town Office of Elder Affairs, or a colleges or universities. Applicants must accept and implement in full the Local Consumer Aid Fund Fiscal Year 2014 Standards and Responsibilities.

Local Consumer Aid Fund Fiscal Year 2014 Standards and Responsibilities pdf format of    Draft - LCAF FY14 Standards and Responsibilities

A full listing of the programs and their service areas can be found on the following pages:

Local Consumer Programs for Fiscal Year 2014

Face-to-Face Mediation Programs for Fiscal Year 2014

If you have any questions, please email agogrants@state.ma.us with a subject line of “LCAF FY14”.