Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Wednesday

February 26, 2014

GT Band distributes 2% funds

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians recently distributed more than $900,000 to 51 local organizations as part of its 2 percent allocation of video gambling revenue.

A 1993 federal consent deal between the state and tribe requires the tribe to send 2 percent of electronic gambling proceeds to local units of government. It allocates the money twice a year, and organizations must submit applications to be considered.

The $909,295 in allocations ranged from $2,025 to help pay for a mechanical CPR unit for Elmwood Township Fire and Rescue up to $63,875 to Leelanau County for a prisoner housing contract. Here are some highlights:

The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners received $50,000 to help pay for the Third Level Crisis 24-hour crisis intervention services available to area residents. The Board of Commissioners also received $45,000 toward the Father Fred Foundation, which provides food and utility services to those in need.

Leelanau Township received $35,000 to help pay for the Spirit Journey program that teaches Native American youth respect for self and others.

The City of Charlevoix received $20,916 as funding for the Joppa House, which offers a transitional housing program to address homelessness and low employment among women.

The Homestead Township Fire Department received $27,609 toward replacing outdated firefighter air packs and supporting volunteer firefighters.

The tribe sent $21,500 to Traverse Bay Intermediate School District for the “Michael’s Place/Journey’s Pilot Program” that is designed to meet the needs and challenges of grieving middle and high school students and to educate adults assisting in the grieving process.

The Traverse City At-Risk Boxing Program will use $15,000 to continue to promote physical fitness for at-risk youth through amateur boxing.

The Tribal Council selected the 51 recipients out of 96 applicants. The Grand Traverse Band will make its decision on the first 2014 two percent allocation in June.

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear