205 CMR 153.05 - Expenses Related to Administration of the Community Mitigation Fund
(1) The Commission is the trustee of the Community Mitigation Fund in accordance with M.G.L. c. 23K, § 4(38).
(2) The Commission finds that administration of the Fund by its staff including, but not limited to, development of guidelines for approval by the Commission pursuant to 205 CMR 153.02 and oversight of the grant program, is directly related to and essential to assisting the host and surrounding communities and any other communities or entities identified in M.G.L. 23K, § 61 in receiving funds and offsetting costs related to the construction and operation of the gaming establishments. Accordingly, reasonable administrative costs incurred by the Commission on behalf of and in furtherance of the administration of the Fund may be assessed to the Fund.
(3) The administrative costs shall not exceed 10% of the funds available in the Community Mitigation Fund for the fiscal year. The precise assessment to the Fund shall be set annually by the Commission at a public meeting as part of its budgetary process.
(4) Reasonable administrative costs which may be assessed to the Fund may include, but not be limited to, Commission staff salaries (in full or on a pro-rata basis), technology, software, and office supplies, provided that any such costs shall be directly related to administration of the Fund.
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