Report 2010-036 Recommendation 22 Responses

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

Recommendation #22 To: Shasta County

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should encourage eligible local governments to submit multiple applications so that the benefit committees can choose appropriate projects while ensuring that local governments are awarded the amount defined in law.

Agency Response*

Shasta County sends the grant application to 26 different entities (eligible for grant funding) along with the three incorporated cities in the County and every County department. A press release is also sent to media outlets in the County. It is not uncommon for the Indian Gaming LCBC to receive multiple applications from the same entity.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

In December 2013, Shasta County updated its press release template for grant applications to include the following statement, "Eligible local governments are encouraged to submit multiple applications so that the benefit committee can choose appropriate projects for funding."

Agency Response*

The application is sent to 23 independent districts as well as to the cities that are eligible to apply for funding. All county departments are also notified of the availability of funding. Also, a press release is issued alerting interested parties that there is funding available.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

The county did not provide supporting documentation to demonstrate that appropriate notice is given for grants.

  • 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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