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 announces Spring 2016 grant cycle
MARCH 2016 – The Local Revenue Sharing Board of Emmet County, which distributes a portion of electronic gaming revenues from Odawa Casino each year, has announced the grant award cycle for Spring 2016.
Under its compact with the state of Michigan, the casino is required to give 2 percent of net revenues from its electronic gaming operations to the regional community. Funding priorities have been projects to mitigate impacts from the casino, such as public safety and alcohol and gambling addiction programs. However, grant awards can be made for any variety of projects that impact the Petoskey region as determined by the LRSB; past projects have included recreation and education, for example.
Applications for funding will be accepted through 5 p.m. on May 12, 2016. The original and three copies of the application can be submitted to the County Finance office, 200 Division St. on the lower level in suite G74.
As in prior years, applications must be submitted through a taxing authority, such as Emmet County, a township, village or city. Other organizations wishing to apply for a grant would need to have one of these organizations sponsor its request. The LRSB meets May 26, 2016, to review the applications and make their decisions.
WHAT IS THE LRSB
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 LRSB 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 Dan Plasencia; Bear Creek Township Supervisor Dennis Keiser; and Resort Township representative Don Caird.
For information about past grant awards, click here.
How to apply for grants
Applicants must be sponsored by a local taxing authority (i.e. townships, villages, the county, schools). Individuals may not apply without sponsorship.