BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has awarded $1.17 million in grant funding to 17 local consumer advocacy programs across the state.
“My office advocates for consumers every day, and we rely on these programs to help educate consumers and provide them with assistance,” said AG Healey. “We are pleased to announce these grants and are grateful for our ongoing partnerships with these organizations.”
As part of its services to consumers, the AG’s Office uses settlement funds to provide grants to a statewide network of Local Consumer Programs (LCPs). Every year, the LCPs handle thousands of consumer complaints in their own regions where their local knowledge and community involvement enable them to provide effective assistance and services to help consumers resolve disputes. The LCPs can provide information to callers concerning state and federal consumer protection laws and offer advocacy services to consumers.
In fiscal year 2019, LCPs provided consumer services in more than 7,900 cases, returning more than $2.8 million to consumers.
The LCPs receiving funding this year are:
To find a Local Consumer Program near you, please visit our website.
The Local Consumer Program is handled by Program Manager Elizabeth Murdock and Chief Laurin J. Mottle, both of the AG’s Consumer Advocacy & Response Division.