Report 2010-036 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2010-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants (Release Date: February 2011)

Recommendation #10 To: Humboldt, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should more rigorously review applications that are to be administered and spent by an entity other than the local government that applies for the funds. Specifically, benefit committees should require that each grant application clearly show how the grant will mitigate the impact of the casino on the applicant agency.

Agency Response*

The County of Humboldt is conducting additional review to insure that the grant applications quantify the impact of the casino and that the funds requested are proportional to the impacts. To this end, County staff is working in conjunction with the benefit committee to ensure a more rigorous review of the applications.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: July 2012
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The County of Humboldt is conducting additional review to insure that the grant applications quantify the impact of the casino and that the funds requested are proportional to the impacts. To this end, County staff is working in conjunction with the benefit committee to ensure a more rigorous review of the applications.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: July 2011
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

Agency Response*

The County of Humboldt is conducting additional review to ensure that the grant applications quantify the impact of the casino and that the funds requested are proportional to the impacts. To this end, County staff is working in conjunction with the benefit committee to ensure a more rigorous review of the applications.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

The county claims it is conducting additional review to ensure grant applications quantify the impact of the casino, and that county staff are working in conjunction with the benefit committee to ensure a more rigorous review of applications. However, the county did not provide any information to substantiate its claim of full implementation.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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