ROSEVILLE, CALIF. -- Placer County's Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC) announced on May 10, 2006, the recipients of grants that are given annually to local government agencies to mitigate the effects of tribal gaming.
"It was a great pleasure allocating important financial resources to our local governments,” said Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt, a Committee member. “Placer will enjoy important improvements to our local programs as a result of this.”
“Each of these organizations is integral to the safety, education and well-being of Placer County.” said Jessica Tavares, Tribal Chairwoman of the United Auburn Indian Community. “We are proud to know that through our Compact with the State of California, we are enriching our community."
The funds come from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund established by the state and based on an assessment on tribal gaming machines that were in place prior to 1999. In Placer County, grant funding this year is approximately $765,000. The 2005 grant total was $383,000.
The recipients include:
• Placer County Public Works Department for Road Repair/Lime Treatment on East Catlett Road and Sunset Boulevard ($159,068)
• Placer County Air Pollution Control District for 2006 Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction ($92,200)
• Roseville Police Department for Roseville Crime Suppression ($73,469)
• Placer County District Attorney for Criminal Prosecution ($67,315)
• Lincoln Police Department for On-Line Reporting Program ($63,000)
• Placer County Probation Department for the Juvenile Intervention and Prevention Program ($100,000)
• Rocklin Police Department for Theft Interdiction Strategy ($56,000)
• Placer County Health and Human Services Adult System of Care for Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling Treatment ($50,000)
• City of Lincoln for Reverse 911 for Interactive Community Notification System ($45,150)
• Placer County Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC) for Placer MDIC Program and Equipment Support ($27,885)
• City of Lincoln Police and Fire Departments for Purchase Document Imaging System ($7,500)
• Placer County Sexual Assault Response Team for Training, Telemedicine and Upgraded Equipment ($14,135)
The LCBC, in conjunction with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC), recommended 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.