A Placer County committee charged with distributing funds aimed at mitigating the effects of Indian gambling has been allocated $66,694 to distribute to local government agencies.
The Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee receives the money from a special state controller's fund aimed at offsetting the effects of Indian gambling.
Agencies affected must apply to the committee by April 4 for grants.
Separately, Thunder Valley Casino gives $100,000 annually to local charitable organizations, said Doug Elmets, a spokesman for the United Auburn Indian Community, which owns and operates the casino.
Additionally, the tribe's community giving fund has contributed $9 million since 2004, Elmets said.
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