Anne Arundel County and a few nonprofits are receiving $19.6 million in local impact grants from the Live Casino in Hanover, reports The Baltimore Business Journal. The breakdown is as follows:
Anne Arundel Fire Department: $6.4 million
Anne Arundel Police: $3.6 million
Anne Arundel Public Works and Planning and Zoning: $2.5 million
Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks: $2.3 million
Anne Arundel Community College: $1.7 million
Anne Arundel Library: $1.25 million
Fort Meade Alliance Foundation: $500,000
BWI Partnership: $450,000
ARC of the Chesapeake: $340,000
Meade High School’s Instrumental Music Association: $80,000
Partners in Care Maryland: $10,000
The state law that opened the door to casinos in Maryland requires Live Casino to set aside 5.5 percent of its revenue from slot machines for the grants, which help to pay for services and infrastructure for the surrounding community. The 15-member Local Development Council, established by the county in June 2012, advises local officials on how to distribute the money.
Learn how counties monitor distribution of their revenues using cutting edge technology at the MACo Winter Conference session, Programming Power: Technological Tools to Tighten the Budget, at this year’s MACo Winter Conference, The Power of Partnerships, on Thursday, December 7 from 2pm to 3pm.
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