Tribal gaming revenue distributed to local agencies

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Board has approved allocations of tribal gaming revenue to local agencies and programs.

On Sept. 30, the county submitted requests, to act as a pass-through entity for to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for 2 percent gaming revenue distributions. The allocations, which are then distributed to several local entities, are required of the tribes under a gaming compact with the state.

The KBIC provided a total of $15,815 to Marquette County. A dental outreach program received $5,815 of the tribal funds and the remaining $10,000 was allocated to the Alger-Marquette Community Action Board’s Meals on Wheels program.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians funding totaled $10,000. The Meals on Wheels program received $5,000, $1,500 was allocated for the dental outreach program and $3,500 was provided to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

The county has the final decision on which programs receive the funding.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.