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Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan

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The community has begun the process to distribute gambling revenues set aside for payments to local governments, known as "2 percent money." The tribe will no longer pay out lump sums of money to counties and townships to distribute as they wish, but will dole out the funding directly, the Daily Press of Escanaba reported late last month. The decision to make the change was made in April, and the first round of funding will be in November. The total amount dispersed will not change; it will still represent 2 percent of annual slot and video machine revenues collected at Chip In's Island Resort and Casino in Hannahville. Last year, that amount was roughly $600,000, said Dave Anthony, director of community development and government affairs for the tribe. That represents an annual take of $30 million. About half the total is dispersed twice a year, in November and May, for community services such as law enforcement and health care agencies, special programs and equipment purchases.