SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Handle (Bureau) announced now that it has awarded equity grant funding to regional jurisdictions to be applied for industrial cannabis equity applications that concentrate on inclusion and assistance of persons or communities that had been negatively or disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization. Grant funds are to be applied to supply help and solutions to regional equity applicants and licensees.

 

The Bureau awarded a total of $10 million in equity grant funding to 10 regional 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 Price range Act of 2019, Item 1111-490 – Reappropriation.

All qualifying regional jurisdiction applicants that met the criteria and needs for grant funding received a minimum grant of $100,000. Fund awards had been determined primarily based on the plan recommendations up to the quantity requested by the regional jurisdiction. The recommendations can be discovered at