California Community Reinvestment Grants Program

Departmental Grant ID:
CalCRG
Portal ID:
3992
Status:
Closed (418 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The CalCRG program awards grants to Local Health Departments and qualified Community-based Nonprofit Organizations to support job placement, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs.

Description:

The California Community Reinvestment Grants 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, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will award grants to Local Health Departments and at least 50 percent to qualified Community-based Nonprofit Organizations to support job placement, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs (WoD).

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 will grow by $10 million in each fiscal year until it reaches a total of $50 million in fiscal year 2022-23. At least 50 percent of the grant funding each fiscal year will be allocated to qualified community-based nonprofit organizations.

CalCRG program requirements and priorities may vary each fiscal year.  Fiscal Year 2020-21 CalCRG program priorities include proposals from organizations led by individuals directly impacted by the WoD, organizations that serve formerly incarcerated individuals, and organizations placing individuals in jobs.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Local Health Departments: Defined as any of the 61 California-identified local government health departments. Community-based Nonprofit Organizations: Defined as organizations established and focused on issues and concerns at the community level (neighborhood, city, county, region) that are representative of the populations or significant segments of the populations they provide services to in that community.

Eligible Geographies:

The CalCRG program statute requires programs and services to be provided to communities disproportionately impacted by past federal and state drug policies. Applicants must provide services in one or more of the identified CalCRG eligible counties or census tracts in California.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Spring 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
May 2021-April 2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$28,800,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$100,000 – $900,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The CalCRG program is funded by the cannabis excise and cultivation taxes imposed by Revenue and Taxation Code sections 34011 and 34012.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Up to 20% of the total grant may be provided as an advance upon execution of the grant agreement based on a needs assessment.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
CalCRG Program, 1-916-322-2683, calcrg@gobiz.ca.gov