California Community Reinvestment Grants Program

Background

The California Community Reinvestment Grants (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 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, 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:

  • $10 million in fiscal year 2018-19 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
  • $20 million in fiscal year 2019-20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  • $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.

Updates

Draft Grant Solicitation & Comment Period

On February 15, 2019, GO-Biz released for public review and comment the Draft Grant Solicitation for the CalCRG program. The Draft Grant Solicitation consists of two sections:

1. The Guidance and Overview section provides an overview of the program, application requirements, application evaluation, and program administration.  

2. The Scoring Criteria section provides an outline of the intent, questions, and rating factors for application evaluation. 

The Draft Grant Solicitation can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2X5oyu3.

GO-Biz welcomes feedback and questions on the Draft Grant Solicitation.  Stakeholders may submit feedback by emailing CalCRG@gobiz.ca.gov or calling 1-877-345-4633 to speak with a CalCRG staff member.  Feedback must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on March 8, 2019.  GO-Biz will consider all feedback received by the deadline and intends to issue the final Grant Solicitation on April 8, 2019.  Thank you for your time and we look forward to your feedback. 

Contact Information

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

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.