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 application is “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 the gaming grant funds.
In cases where the Town of Gilbert 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 Gilbert Town Council executes 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 Town.
Town of Gilbert programs:
- Gilbert is eligible to apply directly to tribes for gaming grant funds by using the tribe’s application. Grant applications must align with the Town's strategic priorities.
- Legally recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501 (c) 3 organization;
- In good standing in the Town (e.g. current business license, etc. as applicable);
- Physical location within the Town of Gilbert or services directly benefit the Gilbert community
- Grant application is not in competition with an application submitted by the Town 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, and promotion of commerce and economic development. Examples include:
- Public Safety
- Health Care Services
- Economic and/or community development
Grant requests are coordinated by the Community Resources Supervisor. Council approval is required to apply and accept grant awards.
Request for Support from the Town
Your request for support to apply to a tribal nation must be made in letter format on agency letterhead and must include the following information:
- The name of the program/project your agency/department will fund with the grant
- The amount of funding requested from the tribal nation
- A short description of the program/project for which you are requesting funding
- A brief paragraph describing how this program/project will impact the Gilbert community and the projected number or percentage of Gilbert residents to be served.
- 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 tribe notifies the Town of Gilbert of a non-profit organization(s) that the tribe would like the Town to act as a pass through for funds, the Town 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 Town for successful completion of the grant process.
For more information on submission procedures, payment and use of funds contact
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The Town of Gilbert does not discriminate against any individual or program applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, handicap, familial status or national origin.
- Gila River Indian Community 2020 Grant Cycle documents are posted on the Gila River Indian Community website at www.gilariver.org. Click on “Departments” (bottom of page), click “Executive” (right side of page) and then click “Office of Special Funding” (left side of page).
- All applicants must use the Gila River Indian Community application, easily identified by the heading “Grant Cycle 2020.”
- Resolutions will be required only for those proposals identified to receive awards and will be required at the end of the process.
- However, a municipality representative must sign the application cover sheet to acknowledge your application in order for it to be accepted by the Gila River Indian Community.
- For this purpose, the Community Resources Supervisor, Melanie Dykstra, will serve as the Town of Gilbert Representative. email@example.com
The 2020 grant award cycle is: Open
- January 2, 2020- Grant Cycle opens
- February 6, 2020 6:00p- Requests to apply and cover sheets due to Melanie Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 3, 2020: —Request to Gilbert council for authorization to apply/accept awards
- April 3, 2020: Complete Grant applications due to the Gila River Indian Community Office of Special Funding at email@example.com.
- July 31, 2020—Applicant Notification of Award phase from Gila River; if selected contact Town
- August 6, 2020 -Deadline for Resolution Materials to Town of Gilbert
- September 1, 2020—Funding Award Resolution on Town Council Agenda
- September 7, 2020—Executed resolutions sent to Gila River Indian Community with cc's to award phase applications upon approval and execution.
- October 2020—Grant awards announced
For current application information:
- Support is required with the grant application submission to the tribe
- Submit requests for letters of support to Melanie Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org; include application information as requested by the tribe.
General timeline for requesting Town of Gilbert letters of support.
- March 26, 2020—Deadline for Letter of Support Requests to Community Resources Supervisor Melanie Dykstra at email@example.com
- April 21, 2020—Requests on Town Council Agenda
- April 23, 2020—Copies of Executed Town Council Resolutions emailed to Agencies
- Early May 2020—Applications due to Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
- End August 2020—Notification of Awardees direct from FMYN.
General timeline based on past timelines for requesting Town of Gilbert letter of support.
- May 4, 2020—Deadline for request of support to Community Resources Supervisor Melanie Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 2, 2020—Requests on Town Council Agenda
- June 4, 2020—Copies of Executed Town Council Resolutions emailed to Agencies
- June 12, 2020—Anticipated date for Applications due to Tohono O’odham Nation
- Agencies selected for award must be included in an executed IGA (Intergovernmental Agreement) between the Town of Gilbert and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
- Awarded agencies must contact the Community Resources Supervisor Melanie.email@example.com immediately upon notice of award to ensure timely processing of IGA materials.
General timeline for requesting Town of Gilbert support.
- May 18, 2020—Deadline for Resolution of Support Requests to Community Resources Supervisor Melanie Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 21, 2020—Resolutions of support on Town Council Agenda
- June 25, 2020—Copies of Executed Town Council Resolutions emailed to Agencies
- Mid July 2020—Anticipated date applications due to Ak-Chin Indian Community