Local Revenue Sharing Board

If you have questions regarding Local Revenue Sharing Board funds, applications or deadlines,
please contact Cynthia VanAllen, Finance Director, at (231) 348-1714.

Local Revenue Sharing Board
Awards Spring 2017 Funding Cycle

The Local Revenue Sharing Board recently announced grant awards for the Spring funding cycle 2017. In total, the board awarded $72,500 to fulfill all or a portion of 13 different funding requests.

Under its compact with the state of Michigan, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is required to give 2 percent of net revenues from its electronic gaming operations at Odawa Casino to the regional community.  Funding priorities of the LRSH have been public safety, recreation and education. Applicants must be sponsored by a local taxing authority in order to apply for grants.

Serving on the LRSB are Emmet County Commissioner Betsy White; Bear Creek Township Supervisor Dennis Keiser; and Resort Township Supervisor Robert Wheaton.  Applicants must be sponsored by a local taxing authority (i.e. townships, villages, the county, schools).

The grants amounted to $72,500 and were awarded to:

  • Emmet County Harbor Hall – Gambling addiction treatment programs, $15,000
  • Emmet County Northern Community Mediation – School attendance programs, $2,200.
  • Emmet County Fair – repair horse barn $2,000.
  • Resort/Bear Creek Townships – RIT air packs $15,000.
  • Emmet County DPW – Covered recycling trailer – $10,000.
  • Mackinaw city police & fire – Cab enclosure, communications, helmet, $1,500.
  • Springvale Township Fire – Self-contained breathing apparatus, $6,700.
  • Resort Township – restructure & clean up woodland trails, $5,000.
  • North Central Michigan College – security cameras for residence hall, $4,000.
  • Littlefield Township, Alanson Fire – replace fire hoses, $2,500.
  • Pellston Public schools – after school program, $2,000.
  • Carp Lake Township fire department – Turnout gear, $3,600.
  • City of Petoskey – Athletic scholarships, $3,000.

In total, the LRSB considered funding requests totaling $162,583.62 from 17 different entities.

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