City Council accepts Prop. 202 Grant Funds used to benefit Scottsdale

Scottsdale City Council has approved more than $200,000 in Proposition 202 grant funds to go towards local entities at its Nov. 13 meeting.

Through Prop. 202, Arizona tribes share 12 percent of a portion of the their annual gaming revenues with local school districts, state and local governments and other public entities to provide services that benefit the general public.

The acceptance of $205,530 in Prop. 202 tribal gaming funds from the Gila River Indian Community was approved on consent by City Council, at City Hall, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

In addition, a budget transfer of $205,530 from the adopted fiscal year 2018-19 grant contingency and/or the future grants budget to newly created cost center assigned to record all the grant activity was approved.

This follows a June 19 resolution adopted by City Council to authorize the government relations director to submit Prop. 202 grant applications to various local Indian Nations for city-operated programs from July 1 to June 30, 2019, a city staff report noted.

The approved grants totaling $205,530 will go towards:

  • Arizona Helping Hands, $75,000
  • Hunkapi Programs, Inc. – Healing Magic of Horses with People with in Need Program, $75,530
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Taliesin West Field Trips, $50,000
  • City of Scottsdale – Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, $5,000.

Independent Newsmedia News Services Specialist Delarita Ford can be reached by e-mail at dford@newszap.com.

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