Tulalip Tribes Government Community Impact Funds Guidelines Appendix X, 14.3
This guideline defines those bona fide Tribal government programs that are eligible to receive funding (“proceeds”) from the Tulalip Casino’s Tribal Lottery System activities under section 14.3 of Appendix X to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact, or from such other Tribal revenue sources as formally designated by the Board of Directors. These guidelines further define the manner in which such proceeds shall be used and the responsibilities of the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund (herein referred to as “Tulalip Fund”) in making recommendations for final action by the Tribal Board of Directors.
Tribal Government Programs
The following Tribal government programs shall qualify as recipients of proceeds for purposes of this guideline:
Tribal government programs which operate in the areas of Law Enforcement, Education, Housing, Health, Elder Care, Safety, and Gaming Regulation. Other Tribal government programs which have an impact on the community by assisting the Tribe and its members in becoming self-sufficient and have been approved by both the Tulalip Fund and Tribal Board of Directors as meeting these goals from which no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any one Tribal Member Individual.
Proceeds shall be recommended for allocation by the Tribal Board of Directors only after the Tulalip Fund has received a written proposal from a Tribal government program setting forth the budget and the specific use of the proceeds which, if approved for recommendation by the Tulalip Fund to the Tribal Board of Directors. The fund may not be used for administration and salaries of the government program.
Tulalip Tribes Community Impact Fund
A purpose and function of the Tulalip Fund shall be to preliminarily select Tribal government programs that may be eligible to receive such proceeds and then allocate the proceeds to the programs finally selected by the Tribal Board of Directors, in accordance with these guidelines. The final determination of whether a program qualifies under these guidelines and amount of proceeds to be allocated shall be done by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The Tulalip Fund shall provide written reports to the Tribal Board of Directors on a quarterly basis, reporting both the proceeds received by the Tribe and the disbursements to the programs approved by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The Tulalip Fund shall be composed of four (4) Tribal Members appointed by the Tribal Board of Directors. The Tulalip Fund members will review applications under the direction of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General Manager or appropriate designee. The Fund members shall be employees of the Tribe* and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
Note: Employees shall not be employed by Tulalip Casino & Bingo, Tulalip Gaming Agency, Tulalip Gaming Commission, or be a member of the Board of Directors.
All donations of proceeds shall be recommended for approval by the Tulalip Fund to the Tribal Board of Directors no more frequently than quarterly or as otherwise directed by the Tribal Board of Directors. Programs may only be funded once each calendar year. The Tulalip Fund shall not have the authority to obligate the Tribe to disburse any proceeds without the prior formal written approval of the Tribal Board of Directors. The approval shall come in the form of a Tulalip Tribal Resolution, which shall be signed by the Tribal Board of Directors Chairman and witnessed by the Secretary. The Treasurer of the Board of Directors shall cause a written report of the donations to be concurrently sent to the Washington State Gambling Commission.
The use of the proceeds by the Tribal Government programs shall only be for those purposes authorized herein for expenditure. The Tribe shall maintain separate savings and/or checking accounts for the purpose of receiving and disbursing proceeds under this guideline. The savings/checking account will be maintained under the direction of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General Manager and Village Accountant or appropriate designee. Disbursement of funds shall be made only after the accounting department receives a written Resolution bearing the signature of the Chairman and Secretary of the Tribal Board of Directors.