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, 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 are to be submitted by local units of government (i.e. local township, village, city, county board of commissioners, public school system).
A copy of the application for 2% funding can be found at the link below: http://www.gtbindians.org/downloads/2percentapprev032509.pdf
In Grand Traverse County, our Civil Counsel reviews all applications to see if they meet the following criteria, which identifies services that the County can legally provide. (If so, the County may contract for these services.)
Contributions or appropriations which are not specifically authorized by the Constitution or State Statute cannot be authorized regardless of the worthiness of the cause. Mich Const of 1963, Art 9, § 18. Where expenditures are made to a private organization for a lawful county expense, a contract for specific services should be negotiated and clearly define the intent and purpose of the expenditure. The provisions of the constitution and law concerning counties, townships, cities and villages are to be liberally construed in their favor. Powers granted to counties and townships by the constitution and by law shall include those fairly implied and not prohibited by the constitution. Mich Const of 1963 (Art.7, § 34).
Press Release - February 11, 2015
Grant Applications Submitted - December, 2014
Press Release - August 8, 2014
Grant Applications Submitted - June, 2014
Press Release - February 24, 2014
Grant Applications Submitted - December 2013 (Part one)
Grant Applications Submitted - December 2013 (Part two)
Press Release - August 9, 2013
Grant Applications Submitted - June, 2013
Press Release - February 2013
Grant Applications Submitted - December, 2012 (Part One)
Grant Applications Submitted - December, 2012 (Part Two)
Press Release - August 28, 2012
Grant Applications Submitted - June 29, 2012
Press Release - February 6, 2012
Grant Applications Submitted - December 29, 2011
Attached, please find 2% Guidelines provided by the Grand Traverse Band
as approved June 2, 2009.
GTB 2% Guidelines
Additional questions may be directed to Chris Cramer at Grand Traverse County or Mary Shomin at the Grand Traverse Band. Once applications are reviewed by the GTBand and allocations are announced for those organizations who are chosen to receive a portion of the 2% gaming revenues, they will be notified.