SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Handle (Bureau) announced now that it has awarded equity grant funding to neighborhood jurisdictions to be utilized for industrial cannabis equity applications that concentrate on inclusion and assistance of persons or communities that have been negatively or disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization. Grant funds are to be utilized to offer help and solutions to neighborhood equity applicants and licensees.
The Bureau awarded a total of $10 million in equity grant funding to 10 neighborhood jurisdictions, as follows:
- City of Los Angeles – Awarded $1,834,156.38
- City of Oakland – Awarded $1,657,201.65
- County of Humboldt – Awarded $1,338,683.13
- City & County of San Francisco – Awarded $1,338,683.13
- City of Sacramento Awarded – $1,197,119.34
- City of Lengthy Beach Awarded – $913,991.77
- City of San Jose Awarded $560,082.30
- County of Santa Cruz Awarded – $560,082.30
- City of Coachella Awarded – $500,000.00
- City of Palm Springs Awarded – $100,000.00
The equity grant funding is authorized by the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 established by Senate Bill 1294 (Bradford 2018) and the Spending budget Act of 2019, Item 1111-490 – Reappropriation.
All qualifying neighborhood jurisdiction applicants that met the criteria and needs for grant funding received a minimum grant of $100,000. Fund awards have been determined primarily based on the plan suggestions up to the quantity requested by the neighborhood jurisdiction. The suggestions can be identified at https://www.bcc.ca.gov/about_us/documents/equity_grant_suggestions_2019.pdf.
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