The Expanded Gaming Act created the Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) to support communities and governmental entities in offsetting impact costs related to the construction and operation of gaming facilities.

Since 2015, the MGC has granted approximately $48 million in funding to advance needs in transportation, community planning, workforce development, and public safety initiatives for eligible municipalities and government entities located in the vicinity of the casinos. 

In Fall 2023, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to shift the Community Mitigation Fund to a municipal block grant format along with a regional application to address regional mitigation needs.

Municipal Block Grant Applications

The below communities are designated Host, Surrounding, and Neighboring Communities who are eligible to apply for funding through the Community Mitigation Fund. They were all assigned a proposed allocation amount in Fall 2023 and may be funded below, at, or above that amount based on community need and application strength. For more information on application criteria and the FY25 Guidelines please click here.

Region A  (Encore Boston Harbor)
Category 2 (Plainville Park Casino)
Note: The Town of North Attleboro did not submit a Category 2 Municipal Block Grant Application for FY25. 
Region B (MGM Springfield)
Note: The Town of Agawam and the Town of Hampden did not submit Region B Municipal Block Grant Applications for FY25. 

Regional Applications

Below are applications submitted under the regional application program. For additional information regarding eligibility, please see the FY2025 Guidelines here.

Regional Public Safety Grants
Regional Planning Grants
Workforce Development Grants
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