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Planning Process

As an Area Agency on Aging, CMAA is charged planning, funding and monitoring programs for older adults and caregivers in the Central Massachusetts Planning and Service Area (PSA).

Every four years CMAA develops an Area Plan. To develop this plan, the planning staff at CMAA employs public hearings, focus groups, surveys and other data forms to understand the needs of older adults and caregivers in the area and identify gaps in service. The Area Plan provides direction for CMAA.

Based on the Area Plan, CMAA staff works with the Planning and Allocations Committee, the Advisory Council and the Board of Directors to establish funding priorities.

CMAA currently operates on a two year funding cycle. At the start of a new funding cycle interested organizations are asked to submit a letter of intent. Those programs that are deemed appropriate then receive an application. All applications are reviewed by staff as well as the Planning and Allocations Committee (P&A). The P&A Committee develops recommendations for funding. These recommendations are sent to the Advisory Council which reviews, comments and votes on the recommendations. The Board of Directors then reviews the P&A grant recommendations and the Advisory Council's vote and comments before making the final funding decision.

Grantees are monitored by planning and fiscal staff to ensure they are operating efficiently. Grantees must reapply for the second year of funding and staff monitoring reports are reviewed by the P&A Committee.

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