The California Community Reinvestment Grants program was included in The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016. In accordance with the proposition, GO-Biz will award grants beginning no later than January 1, 2020, to local health departments and qualified community-based nonprofit organizations to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies:
The California Community Reinvestment Grants program is funded by the cannabis excise and cultivation taxes imposed by Revenue and Taxation Code sections 34011 and 34012, respectively. Contingent upon sufficient tax proceeds generated, the funding for the grant program is as follows:
At least 50 percent of the grant funding will be allocated to qualified community-based nonprofit organizations.
Over the next several months GO-Biz will be soliciting input and feedback from state departments, including the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the State Department of Social Services, local health departments, community based non-profit organizations, including job skills, job placement, and legal service providers, and other stakeholders and interested parties. GO-Biz anticipates holding community workshops across the state starting in October of 2018 to discuss the grant program and solicit input and feedback. Under this timeline, GO-Biz anticipates soliciting and evaluating grant applications during the spring of 2019 and awarding grants by June 2019.
For questions or technical assistance about the California Community Reinvestment Grants program, email us or call 1-877-345-4633.
If you would like to receive periodic updates about the implementation of the grant program and future workshops, please subscribe to the California Community Reinvestment Grants program email distribution list by selecting the "Subscribe" button below.
Subscribe to the California Community Reinvestment Grants program email distribution list to receive periodic updates about the implementation of the grant program and future workshops.