Tribal Grants

Gaming - Prop 202 Funding

Proposition 202 stipulates that municipalities may apply directly to the tribal communities for gaming grant funds and a local non-profit organization may submit applications to tribal communities if said applications are “sponsored” by a municipality. Sponsorship requires approval by the municipality’s governing body in the manner required by the tribal community. By sponsoring an organization’s application, the municipality agrees to act as a pass-through for distributing the gaming grant funds.

In cases where the City of Chandler agrees to act as a pass-through, the municipality receives the grant funds from the tribal community and in turn issues a check to the non-profit agency. The City of Chandler Council approves a grants pass-through resolution prior to the distribution of the grant funds.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to understand the due dates and application requirements of the Tribes, and to apply directly to the Tribes once authorization is received from the City.

Program Eligibility

City of Chandler programs:

  • Departments within the City of Chandler are eligible to apply directly to tribes for gaming grant funds by using the tribe’s application. Grant applications must align with the City’s strategic priorities.

Non-profit organizations:

  • Legally recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501 (c) 3 organization.
  • In good standing in the City (e.g. current business license, etc. as applicable);
  • Directly benefit the Chandler community.
  • Grant application is not in competition with an application submitted by the City to the same tribal community during the same funding cycle.

All applications must meet the public benefits funding priorities of the tribes outlined as public safety, mitigation of impacts of gaming, or promotion of commerce and economic development.Examples include:

  1. Public Safety
  2. Transportation
  3. Health Care Services
  4. Economic and/or Community Development
  5. Education
  6. Environment

Process

Grant requests are coordinated by the Grant Administrator, in the Management Services Department. Council approval is required to apply for and accept grant awards.

Request for Support from the City of Chandler

Your request for support to apply to a tribal nation must be made by the Tribal Cover Application and must include the following information:

  1. The name of the program/project your agency/department will fund with the grant.
  2. The amount of funding requested from the tribal nation.
  3. A short description of the program/project for which you are requesting funding.
  4. A brief paragraph describing how this program/project will impact the Chandler community and the projected number or percentage of Chandler residents to be served.
  5. Your complete contact information including phone, email and mailing address with a designated point of contact.

Letters of invitation to a non-profit organization

If a non-profit or tribe notifies the City of Chandler that the tribe would like the non-profit to apply for a grant that will pass the funds through the City of Chandler, the City will not review or recommend the grant application but complete the necessary paperwork on behalf of the non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations must comply with all the due dates and timelines prescribed by the City of Chandler for successful completion of the grant process.

  • To obtain the Ak-Chin application please call 520-568-1000 or email vsmith@Ak-Chin.nsn.us.
  • All applicants require City support with the grant submission to the tribe.
  • The City must sign the application cover sheet to acknowledge your application in order for it to be accepted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • An approved Resolution by Council will also be required before the grant application can be submitted to the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation application can be found on FMYN. Select Prop 202 Application.
  • All applicants require City support with the grant submission to the tribe.
  • An application and cover must be completed and submitted to the City's Grant Administrator.
  • The City must sign the application cover sheet to acknowledge your application in order for it to be accepted by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • An approved Resolution by Council will also be required before the grant application can be submitted to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • Gila River Indian Community Grant Cycle documents are posted at Gila River Indian Community. Select “Departments”, then “Office of Treasurer" and scroll down to “Office of Special Funding”.
  • All applicants require City support with the grant submission to the tribe.
  • All applicants must use the Gila River Indian Community application, easily identified by the heading “Grant Application.”
  • The City must sign the application cover sheet to acknowledge your application in order for it to be accepted by the Gila River Indian Community.
  • Approved Resolutions by Council will be required only for those proposals identified to receive awards and will be required at the end of the process.
  • Applications are provided to organizations by invitation only. Contact Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community directly for more information.
  • If invited to submit an application the entity will need to inform the City's Grant Administrator for support.
  • An approved Resolution and IGA will be required only for those proposals identified after they have been notified they have received the award.

Contact us

Raslyn Sleet
Grants Administrator
480-782-2258

Management Services Department
175 S. Arizona Ave, 3rd Floor
Chandler, Arizona 85225

Mailing Address:
Management Services Department
Attention: Raslyn Sleet
Mail Stop 609 | PO Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008