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  ITEM 31.       
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020  

Subject:
RESOLUTION NO. R20-134
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE ENTERING INTO OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY TO HART PANTRY FOR ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY GRANT IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $10,000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF A REPLACEMENT FREEZER AND FOOD STOCK.
Presented by: Lisette Camacho, Director, Budget and Finance
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond title and adopt a resolution of support to accept grant funds in the amount of $10,000 from the Gila River Indian Community for Hart Pantry. These grant funds will provide freezer storage and food supplies for school-aged youth. Hart Pantry is a partner through Glendale From The Heart and provides a critical service to school-age children in the Glendale community and in the West Valley.

The City has received a request from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) seeking council support for the acceptance of a $10,000 grant from GRIC to support Hart Pantry in providing underserved school-aged youth with food supplies. Hart Pantry's mission is to provide support and encourage teens to finish high school and increase their self-esteem by providing food and needed items to local high school teens who do not have enough available at home. The youth may be homeless; living in shelters; with a friend; or in a crisis situation at home with no parent or guardian able to provide care or protection. Working in concert with local schools and community counselors Hart Pantry staff strives to provide eligible teens with needed items and food support. This funding will provide for a stock freezer and food and needed supplies for school age youth in Glendale, Peoria and Surprise. Hart Pantry has recently begun to include siblings that reside with the school-aged youth provisions as well during the COVID 19 pandemic.
 
Background
In 2002, Arizona voters passed Proposition 202 which requires Native American communities that derive revenue from gaming to set aside 12% for a state-shared revenue program for distribution to “cities, towns, or counties for government services that benefit the public including public safety, mitigation of the impacts of gaming, or promotion of commerce and economic development.” GRIC developed a revenue-sharing program that is also open to applications from local governments or non-profits, provided there is support by the local government.

Cities, towns, counties, charities and non-profit organizations statewide benefit because they receive 12% of a tribe’s total annual contribution of net gaming win every year. Twelve percent of the money is contributed to the revenue in the Arizona Benefits Fund that is used for government services benefiting the public, including public safety, mitigation of impacts of gaming, and promotion of commerce and economic development. Charities and non-profits have received millions of dollars from Tribes who are funding scholarships for students, supporting social service organizations and providing revenue for educational, economic and cultural organizations that benefit all Arizonans.
Attachments
R20-134
GRIC- Hart Pantry


    

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