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Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council

The Local Development Council serves as an advisory council to the county as it develops a multi year plan for the expenditure of local impact grant funds from Maryland Live! video lottery terminals.


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General Info

The Local Development Council (LDC) is established under the authority of State law in those counties in which a video lottery terminal facility (casino) is located. The Local Development Council’s sole purpose is to advise the County Executive on the needs and priorities of the communities surrounding the Maryland Live! Casino and the expenditure of video lottery terminal funds.

All grants for the LDC Community Grants Program are limited to $40,000. The LDC may consider larger capital grants in unique circumstances, but an organization must be invited to present.

Important Grant Award Information

How to Apply

The Local Development Council’s Fiscal Year 2023 is officially underway! Information about the FY2024 application process will be communicated soon. Applications are expected to go live Fall 2022.

As a reminder, Local Development Council Grants are targeted to non-profits and community associations implementing projects and programs within a 3 mile radius of Live! Casino in Hanover, and are for up to $40,000.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Laura Shaffer, Grants Associate, ACDS at [email protected].

What is the LDC? Presentation

About Us

Anne Arundel County receives 4.51% of total revenues generated by video lottery terminals at Maryland Live! Casino. These monies are distributed by Anne Arundel County in the form of local impact grants and must be used for improvements primarily in the communities in immediate proximity to the casino. Permitted uses are: infrastructure improvements; facilities; public safety; sanitation; economic and community development, including housing; and other public services and improvements. State Government Article, Section 9-1A-31.

The County Executive provides for the expenditure of local impact grants in the annual Budget within the Video Lottery Facility Local Impact Grant Special Revenue Fund. The Local Development Council serves in an advisory capacity regarding the expenditures of local impact grants.

Meeting Information

The Local Development Council typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday during the months of September - June at 6 p.m. 

In the event of inclement weather, LDC monthly meetings may be cancelled. LDC meeting cancellations will follow the Anne Arundel County Public Schools closing policy for after school and evening activities. Please refer to the AACPS website or call (410) 222-5000 for information about closures.



Video Lottery Facility Development Council Meetings

  • LDC Meeting
  • Dec 14
  • Severn Library 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21144
  • LDC Meeting
  • Jan 18
  • Severn Library 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21144
  • LDC Meeting
  • Feb 15
  • Severn Library 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21144
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