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Notice of Public Comment - New draft regulations, 946 CMR 8.00, Innovation Voucher Program Fund

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A,  § 3. that the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency ("Agency") will accept electronic and written public comment on the promulgation of the following:

New draft regulations, 946 CMR 8.00, Innovation Voucher Program Fund. The Agency intends to have these regulations promulgated to establish guidelines and eligibility criteria for companies participating in the Innovation Voucher Program Fund ("IVPF"). The IVPF was established by M.G.L. c. 75,  § 45C, Innovation Voucher Program Fund ("Statute").

The Agency promulgates these regulations pursuant to its authority under the Statute.

The text of the proposed regulations may be viewed by clicking here, requesting a copy by e-mail to:, or calling the Agency at 617-330-2000.

Please submit electronic public comments as an attached Word document or as text within the body of an e-mail. Please note in the subject line of the e-mail "Public Comment: Innovation Voucher Regulations." All submissions should include the submitters' full name, city/town and state, and if available, electronic mail address and phone number. Please identify the section of the regulations to which the submitted comments refer. If interested parties are unable to submit electronic public comment, they should mail written submissions to the Agency at 99 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, Attn: Dena Kavanagh.

All public comments are strongly encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible, but must be received by the Agency by 4:00 PM on Monday, October 29, 2018. Any submissions received after that date may not be considered. In the interest of transparency, the Agency may post the submissions it received on its website or produce these submissions in response to a request made under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66,  § 10.

View draft regulations