Applications for 2022 funding through the City’s Charitable Gaming Fund are now available from the Mayor’s Office at Hammond City Hall.
A fund is available to local not-for-profit organizations who can demonstrate that their project, activities and services provide direct benefit to the citizens of Hammond. The fund and application process is overseen by the Gaming Advisory Committee, which represents a cross section of Hammond residents and city council members. It is chaired by Philip Taillon.
“The process continues to demonstrate that our approach provides an equitable method of funding for not-for-profit initiatives within the City, along with demonstrating a high level of accountability to Hammond taxpayers and residents” stated Mayor McDermott. “I believed early on in my administration that we needed to make this process as fair as possible.”
Applications must be received by February 25, 2022 for consideration. The application process provides the advisory committee with information about the projects and services that local organizations wish to receive funding for. Applicants may be requested to appear before the committee to further present their proposal.