What you need to know

  • The Expanded Gaming Act created the Community Mitigation Fund to help entities offset costs related to the construction and operation of a gaming establishment.
  • The application period for the 2015 Community Mitigation Fund is now closed, and awards were voted upon by the Commission in a public meeting.
  • The Community Mitigation Fund may be used to offset costs related to both Category 1 full casino facilities (MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor) and the state’s Category 2 slots-only facility (Plainridge Park Casino).

About the Community Mitigation Fund

Since its inception, the Commission has worked to help the Commonwealth realize the benefits of expanded gaming. These benefits include the thousands of expected jobs for Massachusetts residents in the areas of construction, hospitality and tourism, and the generation of millions of dollars in new revenue for the Commonwealth and its cities and towns. The Commission has also worked to help the Commonwealth avoid or minimize potential negative impacts associated with the arrival of expanded gaming. As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund (“CMF”) as part of the Expanded Gaming Act.

The Commission looks forward to an ongoing dialogue with communities and other interested parties regarding the use of these funds in the future.

2015 Community Mitigation Fund Awards

Reserve Planning Grants
  • Town of Agawam | Award: $100,000
  • City of Boston Award: $100,000
  • City of Cambridge Award: $100,000
  • City of Chelsea Award: $100,000
  • City of Chicopee Award: $100,000
  • Town of East Longmeadow Award: $100,000
  • Town of Foxborough Award: $100,000
  • City of Holyoke Award: $100,000
  • Town of Longmeadow Award: $100,000
  • Town of Ludlow Award: $100,000
  • City of Lynn Award: $100,000
  • City of Malden Award: $100,000
  • Town of Mansfield Award: $100,000
  • City of Medford Award: $100,000
  • Town of Saugus Award: $100,000
  • City of Somerville Award: $100,000
  • Town of Northampton Award: $100,000
  • Town of West Springfield Award: $100,000
  • Town of Wilbraham Award: $100,000
  • Town of Wrentham Award: $100,000

Further detail on this year’s program may be found by contacting Joe Delaney. Mr. Delaney can be reached at joseph.e.delaney@state.ma.us. The Commission’s address is 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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