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A nearly month-long grant application period is now open for funds from the Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC). The Committee has received an allocation of approximately $291,000 from the state to distribute as grants for programs and activities designed to mitigate the impacts of gaming upon the community.

The Committee voted to open the grant application period on March 25, 2009. The grant period will remain open until 5 p.m. on April 22, 2009. All applications must be received by that deadline to be considered. The Committee will meet again in late May to recommend which grants will be funded and then notify the State Controller of the recommended and approved grants.

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The Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund Grant Program was created for local government agencies affected by tribal gaming. Only those applications that clearly identify and describe the effects from tribal gaming upon those agencies and propose projects designed to mitigate these impacts will be considered for funding by the LCBC. For additional information, please contact the Placer County Executive Office, 530-889-4030.

The grant application form and additional information is also available on the Placer County LCBC Website.

Members of the committee include Placer County Supervisors Robert Weygandt and Jim Holmes, Lincoln Mayor Spencer Short, Rocklin Council Member Brett Storey, Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino, and United Auburn Indian Community representatives Jessica Tavares, John Suehead and Howard Dickstein.

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