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Request for Public Comment: A Potential New Region C Category 1 RFA process

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment regarding next steps for Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) and the Category 1 gaming license.

  1. Should the Commission consider re-opening Region C?
  2. Should the Commission consider the current performance of the existing casinos in deciding whether to re-open Region C?
  3. What, if any, role should the potential for Tribal Gaming in Region C have in the Commission’s consideration to re-open Region C?
  4. What other factors or issues do you think the Commission should consider or address if Region C is re-opened for a commercial gaming license?

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Region C’ in the subject line, or by mail to:

Massachusetts Gaming Commission
101 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110

Because the Commission is seeking parallel information through a RFI process, the deadline for comment submission is 5:00 pm on MARCH 16, 2020.

Request for Public Comment: 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2020 Community Mitigation Fund applications’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received before making a determination on each application. Awards are expected to be decided by the Commission by June 30, 2020.

About the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund

The Massachusetts Legislature legalized casino gaming to produce broad-based economic development, including jobs and revenue.  To date, gaming tax revenue has exceeded $500 million, and the industry has created more than 12,000 construction jobs and thousands of operational jobs.  The Legislature also established an equally important mandate to mitigate unintended impacts associated with the arrival of casino gaming.  To that end, the law created the Community Mitigation Fund to support communities and governmental entities in offsetting costs related to the construction and operation of gaming facilities.

Since 2015, the MGC has issued approximately $16 million in funding to advance needs in transportation, non-transportation planning, workforce development and public safety for municipalities and government entities located in the vicinity of the casinos.

To learn more about the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund and its guidelines, click here.

2020 Community Mitigation Fund Applications

Specific Impact Grant Applications
Transportation Planning Grant Applications
Workforce Development Pilot Program Grant Applications
Non-Transportation Planning Grant Applications
Reserve Planning Grant – Tribal Gaming Technical Assistance Applications
Transportation Construction Project(s) Grant Applications
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