DELAYED PENDING FURTHER ACTION
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its widespread impacts across the state, the due date for responses to the Proposition 64 Public Health & Safety Grant Program has been postponed. At its April 9th meeting, the Board will establish new due dates and timelines for the grant. It will be proposed that the RFP due date will be extended to Friday, June 5, 2020. In the interim, do not submit a proposal. Please continue to check our webpage for additional information as it becomes available.
Per Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 34019, subd. (f)(3)(C), the BSCC will provide grant funds to local governments that assist with law enforcement, fire protection, or other local programming to address public health and safety associated with the implementation of the Act. The BSCC is prohibited from making grants to any local governments that have banned the cultivation or retail sales of marijuana and marijuana products. BSCC will receive its first Proposition 64 appropriation in the fall of Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
On February 13, 2020, the BSCC Board approved the release of the Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety (Prop 64 PH&S) Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP makes available $24.7 million through a competitive process for projects that address local impacts due to the legalization of cannabis in California. Eligible applicants for the Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program are local governments (i.e., Counties, Cities, and City/County) in California that have not banned the cultivation, including personal cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products. The RFP provides additional information concerning the definition of “banned cultivation” and “banned the retail sale.”
The BSCC held a Bidders’ Conference on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 to answer technical questions from prospective applicants about the RFP and provide clarity on RFP instructions.
Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint – PDF
Recorded presentation – YouTube Recording
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be developed from the Bidders’ Conference and questions from the Prop 64 email box (Prop64_Grant@bscc.ca.gov). The FAQ document will be posted on this page and updated throughout the application process which concludes on April 3, 2020.
Prop 64 PH&S Executive Steering Committee (ESC)
The Prop 64 PH&S Executive Steering Committee met on October 22-23, 2019 and November 13, 2019 to develop content and rating criteria for the Prop 64 PH&S Request for Proposals (RFP).
ESC Membership Roster
|BSCC Board Member||Board of State and Community Corrections|
|2||Steve Carney||Chief Deputy, Cannabis Licensing Office||Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office|
|3||Manuel Escandon||Director, Student Intervention & Prevention Department||Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools|
|4||Hollie Hall||Consultant, PhD.||Watershed Resource Specialist Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties|
|5||Tanja Heitman||Chief Probation Officer||Santa Barbara County|
|6||Amy Irani||Director||Environmental Health Nevada County|
|7||Vicki Jones||Environmental Health Director||Merced County Public Health|
|8||Jon Lopey||Sheriff||Siskyou County|
|9||Renee Menart||Communications & Policy Analyst||Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice|
|10||Dave Neilsen||Retired, Division Chief/Chief||CA Department Alcohol & Drug Programs
CA Department of Mental Health
|11||Royal Ramey||Co-Founder||The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program|
|12||Sarah Ruby||Deputy Public Defender||Santa Clara County|
|13||Michael Salvador||Police Chief||City of Atwater|
|14||Sharyn Turner||Registered Nurse||Nevada County Superintendent of Schools|
|15||Scott Whitney||Police Chief||City of Oxnard|
The proposed activities and corresponding tentative timeline for the development of the Proposition 64 PH&S Grant Program are provided below:
|July 11, 2019||Selection of Chair and ESC development agenda item to the BSCC Board|
|October 22 & 23, 2019
November 13, 2019
|Request for Proposals (RFP) development by ESC|
|February 13, 2020||Present the ESC’s RFP recommendation to the BSCC
Board for approval
|February 14, 2020||Release the RFP to the field (contingent on BSCC
|Date TBD – week of
February 24-28, 2020
|April 3, 2020||Proposals due to the BSCC|
|April 22, 2020||ESC Rater Training|
|May 15, 2020||ESC rating of proposals complete|
|May 27, 2020||Tentative ESC Scoring Meeting (pending TBD)|
|June 11, 2020||Present ESC funding recommendations to the BSCC
Board for approval
This website will be updated as new information becomes available. You may also subscribe to the BSCC listserve for updates about BSCC’s grant projects and funding opportunities. Sign up for BSCC email updates.