2% Applications - GT Band

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians participates in an inter-governmental cooperative effort with local units of government. Twice each year, the Grand Traverse Band sets aside 2% of its video gaming revenue (PDF), to allocate to local units of government for services provided to the tribes and for impacts associated with the existence and location of the tribal casino in its vicinity (and shall receive no less than an amount equivalent to its share of ad valorem property taxes).

Grant Applications 
Grant applications (PDF) are to be submitted by local units of government (i.e. local township, village, city, county board of commissioners, public school system).   Applications for the Spring cycle are due to the tribe on/or before May 31st and  applications for the Fall cycle are due by November 30th.

For the Fall of 2019 cycle, any applications (Agenda Requests) from County  Departments to be considered for submission by Grand Traverse County must be received by County Administration no later than close of business on Friday, November 8, 2019.  This is necessary to obtain Board approval at their November 20th session, the last regular board meeting in November.  

Outside Agencies
At their October 2, 2019 meeting, the County Board went on record stating that they support 2% grant allocations specifically for services provided by and for Grand Traverse County.   In order to carry out the Commissioners resolution, Department Heads and Elected Officials should follow the guidelines provided here.  Applications will only be supported by the board if recommended by a department head or elected official as identified.  
Legal Contributions     
In Grand Traverse County, if there are any questions regarding the services that can be legally provided by the County, our Civil Counsel should review the application to see if they meet criteria, which identifies those services.   (If so, the County may contract for these services.)


Helpful Information

Additional questions may be directed to Grand Traverse County Administration or Mary Kelley at the Grand Traverse Band. Once applications are reviewed by the GT Band and allocations are announced for those organizations who are chosen to receive a portion of the 2% gaming revenues, they will be notified.