Auburn, Calif. – Placer County’s Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC) will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, to decide the recipients of this year’s grants. The grants are given annually to local government agencies to mitigate the effects of tribal gaming.
The meeting will be at noon in Auburn at the Placer County Community Resource Development Agency building, 3091 County Center Dr., in the Cypress Conference Room. The meeting is open to the public.
The grant funds come from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund established by the state and are based on an assessment on tribal gaming machines that were in place prior to 1999. In Placer County, grant funding this year is expected to total about $320,000 and is determined by the California State Controllers Office.
The LCBC, in conjunction with the United Auburn Indian Community, will recommend to the State Controller’s Office which applications should be awarded grants. Priorities for funding have been established by the state, and include such things as law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, environmental impacts, youth programs, health, water supplies, waste disposal and roads. The County, its cities, and special districts within the County affected by tribal gaming are eligible to apply for grants.