Gaming Grant Eligibility


Applicants are required to fill out the application and provide all required supporting documentation.  When the applications are reviewed by City staff and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC), formal presentations to the CAC will be scheduled.  Funding recommendations are established by the CAC and presented to the City Council, which is the final approval authority for grant funds.  The Council meeting to consider funding allocations is tentatively scheduled for November 2018. All applicants will be notified of the Council’s decision.

To be eligible, applicants:

  1. Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, government agency, school district and/or institution of higher education.
  2. Must provide services or benefits to City of Rock Island citizens. Organizations can be located in another community; however, it must provide services to the residents of Rock Island.
  3. The requested grant amount may not exceed $8,000.00
  4. Qualify as an eligible activity for the Gaming Grant (one of the below):
    1. Employment services (e.g. job training)
    2. Crime prevention and public safety
    3. Child care
    4. Health services
    5. Substance abuse services (e.g. counseling and treatment)
    6. Fair housing counseling
    7. Education Programs
    8. Energy Conservation
    9. Services for senior citizens
    10. Services for homeless persons
    11. Welfare services
    12. Down payment assistance
    13. Recreational services

If the project does not meet all three basic requirements, it will not be considered for Gaming Grant funding and no presentation will be scheduled with the CAC. City staff will notify all applicants of eligibility status.