Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0653    Version: 2 Name: Joint resolution authorizing 2020 Video Gaming Revenue grant funding recommendations in the amount of $601,503.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2020 In control: Housing and Community Development Commission
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing 2020 Video Gaming Revenue grant funding recommendations in the amount of $601,503.
Attachments: 1. UPDATED_2020 VGR Recommendations
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Joint resolution authorizing 2020 Video Gaming Revenue grant funding recommendations in the amount of $601,503.

Staff Summary
* In September 2016, the Board approved the Video Gaming Revenue policy that outlined procedures for: capturing video gaming administrative, legal, and enforcement costs; and evaluating and possibly funding social programs, projects (excluding capital improvements), and/or services that benefit Lake County residents.
* Application scoring includes up to 60 points (pts) that are distributed based on the following priorities: assessment, education and outreach for gambling addiction (60 pts.); clinical gambling addiction services (45 pts.); non-clinical gambling addiction services (30 pts.); and other behavioral health services (15 pts).
* In December 2019, Community Development received applications for Video Gaming funds totaling $984,250 for $701,503 in available funds.
* Funding recommendations include:
o $62,000 to Nicasa for gambling education and outreach;
o $58,000 to Nicasa for clinical therapeutic services for gambling addicts;
o $100,000 to United Way for 211 information and referral services;
o $5,000 to Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northern Illinois for financial literacy services; and
* Multiple grants to increase the capacity of behavioral health service providers in Lake County: A Safe Place counseling ($34,000); A Safe Place DCFS Co-location ($15,000); Arden Shore ($75,000); CASA Lake County ($38,000); Catholic Charities ($25,000); ChildServ ($25,000); Josselyn Center ($25,330); Lake County Health Department ($25,000); One Hope United ($18,00); PADS outreach ($27,673); Youth Conservation Corp ($35,000); Youth & Family Counseling ($18,000); and Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center ($15,500)
* The County Board allocated $100,000 left unallocated by the application review committee to use for temporary lodging for homeless and populations that are unable to quarantine at home.
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RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Illinois ...

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