Report 2010-036 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2010-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants (Release Date: February 2011)

Recommendation #13 To: Santa Barbara, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should more rigorously review applications that are to be administered and spent by an entity other than the local government that applies for the funds. Specifically, benefit committees should require that each grant application clearly show how the grant will mitigate the impact of the casino on the applicant agency.

Agency Response*

The grant application was redesigned and adopted by the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee at the April 22, 2011 meeting. The grant application now requires a full response to two separate information requests:

+ Purpose of Grant/Description of Project

+ Please describe, in detail, the impacts associated with the Tribal casino and/or gaming which the grant is designed to mitigate: (please include historical data, if available. Attach additional sheets if necessary to provide a detailed description of impacts.

These application materials were provided to the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee for the past two grant cycles. An example is attached.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: April 2011
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The grant application was redesigned and adopted by the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee at the April 22, 2011 meeting. The grant application now requires a full response to two separate information requests:

- Purpose of Grant/Description of Project

- Please describe, in detail, the impacts associated with the Tribal casino and/or gaming which the grant is designed to mitigate: (please include historical data, if available. Attach additional sheets if necessary to provide a detailed description of impacts.

These application materials were provided to the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee for the past two grant cycles.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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