A Request for Public Comment: 2021 Community Mitigation Fund Applications
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications to the 2021 Community Mitigation Fund.
Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘2021 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, 2021.
About the 2021 Community Mitigation Fund
The Massachusetts Legislature legalized casino gaming to produce broad-based economic development, including jobs and revenue. 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 $23 million in funding to advance needs in transportation, transportation construction projects, community planning, workforce development and public safety for municipalities and government entities located in the vicinity of the casinos.
To learn more about the 2021 Community Mitigation Fund and its guidelines, click here.