12% of a tribe’s total annual contribution is distributed by the tribe to the cities, towns and counties of the tribe's choosing. The money is for government services that benefit the general public, including public safety, mitigation of impacts of gaming, and promotion of commerce and economic development. Any monies comprising the 12 % not so distributed by an Indian tribe are deposited in the commerce and economic development commission local communities fund established by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 41-1505.12 for grants to cities, towns and counties. See Compact Section 12(d) and Arizona Revised Statutes Section 5-601.02(H)(4).
The remaining 88% of a tribe's total annual contribution goes to the Arizona Benefits Fund on a quarterly basis pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Section 5-601.02(H):
$8 million or 9% of tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund, which ever is greater, go towards the payment of ADG's regulatory and administrative costs.
2% to be used to fund programs for the prevention and treatment of, and education concerning, problem gaming
ADG disburses the remaining tribal contributions in the Arizona Benefits Fund by this formula:
56% to the Instructional Improvement Funds administered by the Department of Education. Every school district receives these funds. Disbursement is based on a district’s percentage of the total per capita number of public school students in the state.
28% to the Trauma Emergency Services Fund administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
8% to the Tourism Fund administered by the State Office of Tourism.
8% to the AZ Wildlife Conservation Fund administered by the State Game and Fish Commission.