To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.
The Yolo IGLCBC is an independent agency that is not subject to the authority of the County of Yolo. However, the County of Yolo did recommend to the IGLCBC that they establish a grant process that includes a rigorous analysis of the casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. The IGLCBC approved a grant application that requires applicants to provide a description of the impacts on the jurisdiction associated with the tribal casino in Yolo County (Indian Gaming Impacts, attachment B to the grant application), an explanation of how the proposed project will mitigate impacts of the casino (Mitigation Objectives, attachment C ), and the completion of a Proportional Funding Worksheet (attachment D) that describes the method used to determine the proportional funding. The grant application and attachments are utilized as the basis for Yolo County staff to certify the impacts and proportionate share.
The Yolo IGLCBC is an independent agency that is not subject to the authority of the County of Yolo. The County of Yolo will recommend that the IGLCBC refer grant applications to the county auditor for certification that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verification that the grant funds will be proportional to the casino's impact.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.