On Friday, March 1, the California Bureau of Cannabis Handle (BCC) released a Regional Equity Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and announced that they would commence accepting applications for grant funding via regional equity applications, as authorized by the state’s Equity Act of 2018 and the Price range Act of 2019.
BCC was appropriated $10 million to award to California counties and cities with inclusion and assistance-primarily based equity applications that concentrate on assisting applicants and licensees in the cannabis sector who are from locations that have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.
Inside weeks, BCC canceled the NOFA and announced that they would not be proceeding any additional with the application period till plan recommendations could be reviewed and revised.
On July 31, BCC announced that they had been when once again accepting applications.
A minimum grant of $100,00 was to be awarded to certified regional jurisdiction applicants who had been located to be eligible for grant funding.
On Wednesday, October 9, BCC announced the awarding of equity grant funding to ten regional jurisdictions for use in industrial cannabis equity applications that supply help and solutions to equity applicants and licensees.
- City of Los Angeles – $1,834,156.38
- City of Oakland – $1,657,201.65
- County of Humboldt – $1,338,683.13
- City & County of San Francisco – $1,338,683.13
- City of Sacramento – $1,197,119.34
- City of Extended Beach – $913,991.77
- City of San Jose – $560,082.30
- County of Santa Cruz – $560,082.30
- City of Coachella – $500,00.00
- City of Palm Springs – $100,00.00
Funding criteria was primarily based on plan recommendations up to the quantity requested by every single jurisdiction.