Tribal Gaming Grants

Tribal Grant Process For Non-Profit Entities

Under tribal-state gaming compacts, Arizona tribes share twelve percent of a portion of their annual gaming revenue with local school districts, state and local governments and other public entities to provide services that benefit the general public.

Non-profit organizations seeking to receive funding through the tribal gaming shared revenue program (Proposition 202) must establish a partnership with a local government entity for funds to be received and distributed.

Scottsdale’s Government Relations Department coordinates non-profit applications as well as receipt and funding of monies for tribal grants.

  • Non-profit entities are encouraged to complete the tribal gaming grant application and submit it to the City of Scottsdale (City) Government Relations Department 30 days prior to the tribal government’s application deadline. Applicants may contact local tribes for application information or visit their websites.
  • Applications will only be accepted from Arizona based non-profit entities listing a physical address. P.O. Box and rental mailbox addresses will not be accepted.
  • Proposals must be for programs serving residents of the State of Arizona.
  • Upon request by the Government Relations Department, applicants who operate under IRS tax exempt status as a non-profit organization must submit IRS documentation indicating their current legal status. Failure to provide valid documentation may result in denial of the application.
  • Upon review and approval, Government Relations will submit applications to tribal entities on behalf of the non-profit organization and will include the City of Scottsdale’s blanket resolution when required.
  • When a non-profit entity is selected for funding distribution, Government Relations will seek City Council approval in the form of a Council Action Report in order to receive and disperse Prop. 202 gaming shared revenue funds on behalf of the applicant. An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) may be required as part of this process, to be approved and signed by the City Mayor and the awarding tribe’s governing body.
  • The City cannot disperse funds until the required IGA is approved and signed by all parties.
  • Non-profit awardees are solely responsible for the expenditure of grant funds and for ensuring the funds are appropriately utilized and accounted for in accordance with all applicable laws. By accepting the funds, recipient organizations release and waive any and all claims, demands and causes of action 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.
  • Grant fund recipients are required to provide the City with a current W-9 and invoice when requesting shared revenue funds from the City.
  • Upon receipt of all required approvals and documents, Government Relations will submit a request to the City’s Accounting department for disbursement of funds to the grant awardee.
  • Non-profit entities who have accepted tribal gaming shared revenue funds are responsible for submitting all required grant documentation and reports directly to the awarding tribal government.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Government Relations
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-2511
F: 480-312-9055

Dale Wiebusch
Government Relations Director
P: 480-312-2683

Marci Sanders
Government Relations Coordinator 
P: 480-312-2511