Application Deadline - May 31st
Gaming Hearings - September 30th - October 1st - Cripple Creek
Contracts to Grantee – By end of October
Contracts to DOLA – By end of November
Contracts Executed by DOLA – By middle of December
The Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Program was created in statute in 1997 to provide financial assistance to local governments in addressing documented gaming impacts stemming from limited stakes gaming in the communities of Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City. Limited stakes gaming has been in existence in these communities since voter approval in 1990. The Program is financed with a portion of state taxes on limited gaming activities in these municipalities.
Grant funds are provided to eligible local governments through a competitive application process to finance planning, construction and maintenance of public facilities and the provision of public services related to documented gaming impacts. Successful applicants must be able to quantify gaming impacts and to identify the public service and facility needs associated with those impacts. One funding cycle is conducted each year beginning with an application deadline in late spring, staff and advisory committee reviews and recommendations in late summer/early fall and a funding award decision soon thereafter.