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Frequently Asked Questions


 Q & A

Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Program

Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Where in statute is the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact (LGLGI) program created?
A: Statutory authority for the LGLGI program is located in Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S) 12-47.1-1601.


Q: Where is the most recent application located for the current gaming cycle? Can I use the same application that I used in the previous gaming cycle?
A: The most recent application is directly located at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251594531561  or navigate the DLG main webpage at www.colorado.gov/dola/dlg.

Each year we update the application, so be sure to use the most recent application which is located on our website. If the application has not yet been posted for the year, please check back frequently. Do not submit a previous year’s application form or it will be returned. Also, be sure you submit your completed Service Delivery report (SDR) with your application.


Q: How do I submit the application?
A: All applications must be submitted electronically to ImpactGrants@state.co.us
Submitting electronically speeds up the process as well as reduces the cost associated with printing and filing hard copies. Be sure you electronically submit both the application and SDR.


Q: Who is eligible for Limited Gaming funds?
A: The geographic eligibility area for the LGLGI Program includes the counties of Gilpin and Teller as well as the eight counties contiguous to these two counties: Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Grand, Jefferson, and Park. In addition, counties that contain tribal lands where limited stakes gaming occurs are also included within the geographic eligibility area. Tribal gaming counties include: Archuleta, La Plata, and Montezuma.

The types of local governments eligible to receive assistance include: counties, municipalities (with the exception of the three gaming cities: Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek) and special districts that provide emergency services. In addition, eligible local governments may apply on behalf of private nonprofit agencies that are impacted by gaming.


Q: Why must I submit all non-profit applications through a local government?
A: State departments cannot directly contract with non-governmental entities.


Q: What assistance is available in helping make my application more competitive?
A: You should complete the application by working in partnership with your Regional Field Manager. Remember that this is a competitive grant program, so be sure to answer all questions in depth and complete the Service Delivery Report (SDR) documenting the limited- stakes gaming impacts associated with the grant request. The SDR documents impacts for the entire previous reporting period. A link to your Field Manager's contact information is available on the DLG website main page at www.colorado.gov/dola/dlg.


Q: Does the gaming application require a signature from an elected official?
A: No, the application no longer requires a signature by the Chief Elected Official. The application form now requires notification of official action by the applicant’s governing board authorizing the request for these funds. All Non-Profit’s must submit their applications through their local government to be considered.


Q: Who needs to co-present the D.A. or non-profit project presentations at the Gaming Hearings?

A:  For all non-profit applications sponsored by a local government, a local government elected official from the sponsoring entity is required to co-present the grant application at the advisory committee hearings.


For all district attorney applications, a local government elected official is required to co-present the grant application at the advisory committee hearings.  Certain questions are best answered by the elected officials that set the government budget.