To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should encourage eligible local governments to submit multiple applications so that the benefit committees can choose appropriate projects while ensuring that local governments are awarded the amount defined in law.
Shasta County sends the grant application to 26 different entities (eligible for grant funding) along with the three incorporated cities in the County and every County department. A press release is also sent to media outlets in the County. It is not uncommon for the Indian Gaming LCBC to receive multiple applications from the same entity.
In December 2013, Shasta County updated its press release template for grant applications to include the following statement, "Eligible local governments are encouraged to submit multiple applications so that the benefit committee can choose appropriate projects for funding."
The application is sent to 23 independent districts as well as to the cities that are eligible to apply for funding. All county departments are also notified of the availability of funding. Also, a press release is issued alerting interested parties that there is funding available.
The county did not provide supporting documentation to demonstrate that appropriate notice is given for grants.
†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.