California Community Reinvestment Grants Program

Updates

11-03-2020: The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is excited to announce that we received 418 applications for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program by the November 2, 2020, deadline. The amount of grant funds available for award is $28.8 million, and the total amount of funding requested from the 418 applications submitted is over $198 million. We expect to release Phase 2 of the application on January 11, 2021. Applicants invited to participate in Phase 2 will be informed by email of the Phase 2 deadline.

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Background

The CalCRG 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 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, also known as the War on Drugs (WoD):

  • Job placement
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • System navigation services
  • Legal services to address barriers to reentry
  • Linkages to medical care

The mission of the CalCRG program is to advance health, wellness, and economic justice for populations and communities harmed by the WoD. The CalCRG program’s guiding principles are that its efforts will be:

  1. Responsive to and focused on populations and communities disproportionately impacted by the WoD.
  2. Grounded in science and data, while being receptive to emerging and innovative approaches.
  3. Advancing whole person, trauma-informed care.
  4. Accountable to taxpayers and stakeholders.

Funding

The CalCRG 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:

  • $30 million in fiscal year 2020-21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
  • $40 million in fiscal year 2021-22 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • $50 million in fiscal year 2022-23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) and each year thereafter

At least 50 percent of the grant funding will be allocated to qualified community-based nonprofit organizations.

Archived Information

Contact Information

For questions or technical assistance about the California Community Reinvestment Grants program, email us or call (916) 322-2683.

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