Proposition 64 Public Health & Safety Grant Program

Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 34019, subd. (f)(3)(C) states 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 Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

In 2019, language in the RTC prohibited the BSCC from making grants to any local governments that have banned all indoor and outdoor cultivation, including personal cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.

However, in 2020 with the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1872, eligibility for Proposition 64 Public Health & Safety (Prop 64 PH&S) Grant funding solicitations have been broadened. Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC), Section 34019, subd. (f)(3)(C) now allows local governments to apply for this funding through the BSCC if they do not ban both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or ban retail sale of cannabis or cannabis products pursuant to Section 26200 of the Business and Professions Code or as otherwise provided by law.

 

Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program Cohort 2:

The BSCC is announcing the release of the Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety (Prop 64 PH&S) Grant Program Cohort 2, Request for Proposals (RFP).

This RFP makes available $51,788,690 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 do not ban both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of cannabis or cannabis products.

Proposals must be received by the BSCC by 5:00p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021.

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Applicants interested in applying for the Prop 64 Cohort 2 PH&S Grant Program are encouraged, but are not required, to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by December 18, 2020. Additional information for submitting the Letter of Intent is provided within the RFP.

Any technical questions concerning the RFP, the proposal process, or programmatic issues must be submitted by email to Prop64_Grant2@bscc.ca.gov.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – PDF

Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program Cohort 2 RFP (fillable format for submittal) – Word

Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program Cohort 2 RFP – PDF

 

Prop 64 PH&S Grants Cohort 1:

At the September 10, 2020 BSCC Board meeting, 10 jurisdictions were awarded, in total, almost $10 million through the inaugural Prop 64 PH&S Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). The 3-year grant period for Cohort 1 began October 1, 2020 and will end September 30, 2023. Brief summaries of the projects are be located here.

In alphabetical order:

Prop 64 PH&S Grantees Lead Public Agency Grant Funding Awarded
Alameda County Alameda County Probation Dept $1,000,000
Contra Costa County Dept. of Alcohol and Other Drugs Services $999,346
El Dorado County El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office $1,000,000
Humboldt County Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office $1,000,000
Lake County Lake County $996,173
City of Marysville Yuba County Office of Education $990,000
Monterey County Monterey County Administrative Office $996,545
Santa Cruz County County of Santa Cruz $1,000,000
Sonoma County Permits & Resources Management Dept. $1,000,000
Trinity County Trinity County Sheriff’s Office $1,000,000

 

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