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.
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.
- 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.
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.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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