09-25-2019: The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce the inaugural grant recipients for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program. The names of the grant recipients, amount of each grant, and other information can be viewed here. We anticipate issuing our next grant solicitation in the spring of 2020.
We look forward to continuing our work with partners across the state to address and repair the multi-generational impacts of the War on Drugs.
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 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):
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:
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:
At least 50 percent of the grant funding will be allocated to qualified community-based nonprofit organizations.
For questions or technical assistance about the California Community Reinvestment Grants program, email us or call (916) 322-2683.
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