Proposition 202 Tribal Gaming Grants

The City of Apache Junction supports local nonprofits in their efforts to serve the residents of our community through Proposition 202 Indian Gaming Grant funding.

In November 2002, the voters of Arizona approved Proposition 202 which initiated new gaming compacts between the State of Arizona and the Native American communities. An important provision of Proposition 202 was the sharing of gaming revenues with the State. Henceforth, tribes would be assessed by the State a percentage of their gross gaming revenue. Tribes had the option of either paying all of this assessment into a State managed fund or to pay 88% of the assessment into the State managed fund and retain 12% of the assessment for distribution as grants.

The law also stipulates that local non-profits may submit applications to tribal entities if the non-profit organization’s application is “sponsored” by an appropriate municipality. As stipulated by the law, sponsorship means the adoption of a city council resolution authorizing the submission of the grant application and/or pass-through resolution under the auspices of the local municipality. The council resolution is a mandated part of application and/or award based on each individual tribe’s process.

In cases where the city agrees to act as a pass-through, the municipality receives the grant funds from the tribal community and in turn issues a check to the non-profit agency. The city will execute a pass-through agreement prior to the distribution of the grant funds. To be eligible a resolution or an authorized signature must accompany your application based on the tribal entities requirements.

To request this support, please contact Misty Moseley-Helber at or (480) 474-2635. Requests for support should be made a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the application due date. In addition, to receive this support, your project must meet the criteria as outlined in the city council adopted policy.

City of Apache Junction Tribal Gaming Policy

State of Arizona Gaming - a complete list of tribal entities included in the compact

Tribe Website Contact Due date
Gila River Indian Community Cheryl Pablo - March
Tohono O'odham Doreen McPaul - 520-383-2028 June
San Carlos Apache Tribe  
Ak-Chin Vicki Smith - 520-568-1021 July
Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation May
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community   Invitation Only
Pascua Yaqui   May/Nov