Proposition 64 Public Health & Safety Grant Program

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.”

Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP)
This RFP provides information necessary to prepare proposals to the BSCC for grant funds available through the Prop 64 PH&S grant.

The Prop 64 PH&S RFP originally was released on February 14, 2020 with a due date of April 3, 2020. On April 9, 2020, the Board approved an extension for the final RFP submittal due date. The RFP has been re-released to reflect the new RFP due date of Friday, June 5, 2020 and includes all corresponding changes to the grant timeline and grant project activities.
Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program RFP – Word (fillable format for submittal)
Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program RFP – PDF

Bidders’ Conference
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 ( 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

Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Linda Penner
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
Board approval)
Date TBD – week of
February 24-28, 2020
Bidders’ Conference(s)
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.