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Tribal Gaming Revenue "Pass Through" Grant Application Process for Non-Profit Entities


In the 2002 State General Election, Arizona voters enacted Proposition 202, the 17-Tribe Indian Self-Reliance Initiative. Under tribal-state gaming compacts, Arizona tribe's share twelve percent of a portion of the tribe's annual gaming revenue with local school districts, state and local governments and other public entities to provide services that benefit the general public. The benefit to the general public includes public safety, mitigation of the impacts of gaming, or promotion of commerce or economic development.

Non-Profit Entities' Process for Passing Through Tribal Gaming Revenue Grant Applications:

  • To facilitate the application process, non-profit entities are encouraged to complete the tribal gaming grant application and send it to the City's Government Relations Department 30 days prior to the tribal government's application deadline. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: We will only accept applications from non-profit entities with a physical address. Organizations with only a p.o. box address will not be accepted.
  • Applicants who operate under IRS tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit organization must submit documentation with their application indicating their current legal status.
  • Government Relations will provide a City of Scottsdale resolution (if required) and submit (or pass through) the non-profit entity's application to the tribal government.
  • If the non-profit entity is selected for funding distribution, Government Relations will seek City Council approval to receive Prop 202 gaming revenue funds in the form of a Council Report. If approved by Council, an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the awarding tribe is presented to the City Mayor and tribal governing body for approval.
  • The tribal government will not disperse grant funds to the City until the IGA is approved and signed by all parties.
  • Non-profit entities that are chosen as recipients of tribal gaming funds are solely responsible for the expenditure of these funds and are responsible for ensuring that these funds are appropriately utilized and accounted for in compliance with all applicable laws.  By accepting these funds, a recipient organization releases and waives any and all claims, demands, cause of actions of any kind, known or unknown, real or imagined, that the recipient organization may or may not have against the City of Scottsdale, its elected officials, officers, employees, volunteers and agents, arising from the provision of these funds by the City of Scottsdale to the recipient organization.
  • Additionally, we will require a W-9 form and an invoice from the non-profit entity requesting the gaming revenue funds from the City of Scottsdale.
  • Once the W-9 and invoice are received, a check request will be submitted to the City's Financial Services for disbursement of funds to the non-profit entity.
  • All reporting and documentation is required to be made by the non-profit entity directly to the tribal government.