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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.


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

FY 2021 Community Grants

The FY 2021 Community Grant Application and Budget Worksheet are available now.  All applicants must submit a completed Community Grant Application and Budget Worksheet to be considered for funding.  FY 2021 Community Grant applications will be due on December 2, 2019.

From time to time, the LDC will invite nonprofit organizations & community associations to apply for funding outside of the $40,000 Community Grant process in order to meet an identified need or LDC priority.

Invited applicants will receive a formal invitation, and will still be required to complete the LDC Invitation Grant Application and FY2021 Budget Worksheet to be considered for funding.  For FY 2021, Invitation Grant Applications are due on January 31st, 2020.

FY 2021 LDC Applications

Any questions regarding the LDC can directed to David Sims, Administrator

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. at the Harmans Community Center at Arundel Mills. Please check the meeting calendar for exceptions. 

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
  • Sep 16
  • 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076
  • LDC Meeting
  • Oct 21
  • 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076
  • LDC Meeting
  • Nov 18
  • 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076
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