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Stillaguamish Tribe accepting grant applications

The Stillaguamish Tribe is accepting applications from public and non-profit agencies for projects that will address negative impacts on the north Snohomish County area from Stillaguamish Tribal gaming operations at Angel of the Winds Casino.
The funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants with a demonstrated ability to address a negative impact as a result of tribal gaming at Angel of the Winds Casino. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to complete their projects by Dec. 31, 2008.
Under an agreement with the state of Washington, the Stillaguamish Tribe is required to reserve 2 percent of its net profits to address negative impacts on the local community from gaming operations. The compact requires that a Mitigation Advisory Committee be appointed to review the applications and recommend funding to the Stillaguamish Tribal Council. The committee is comprised of representatives from the city of Arlington, Snohomish County, the Washington State Gambling Commission and the Stillaguamish Tribe.
Application forms are available from the Stillaguamish Tribe at 360-652-7362 and must be returned to the Stillaguamish Tribal Offices by 5 p.m., Feb. 29.

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