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):
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.
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.
For questions or technical assistance about the California Community Reinvestment Grants program, email us or call 1-877-345-4633.
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