The Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee will meet on Thursday, March 8 to plan for this year's grant cycle.
As required by state law, the committee was formed in 2004 to award grant funds to local government agencies from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund to help offset impacts associated with tribal gaming. This year the county's allocation is estimated at more than $320,000. In 2006, the grants funds available to Placer Countyagencies totaled more than $765,000. The Committee is expected to begin accepting applications after the March 8 meeting.
Members of the committee include Placer County Supervisors Bruce Kranzand Robert Weygandt, Lincoln Mayor Kent Nakata, Rocklin City Council Member Brett Storey, Roseville Mayor Jim Gray, and United Auburn Indian Community representatives Jessica Tavares and Julie Huff.
The committee will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Materials Recovery Facility, 3033 Fiddyment Road, in Roseville. The Committee's agenda is available on the Placer County Web site at www.placer.ca.gov/upload/ceo/documents/2007lcbccalendar.pdf .