Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program Cohort 2

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this grant program is to fund projects that assist with law enforcement efforts, fire protection efforts, or other local projects addressing public health and safety associated with the implementation of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

Description:

Eligible applicants must be local governments that have not banned both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.

Applicants must propose activities/strategies that fall within the four (4) Project Purpose Areas (PPAs) defined below. Applicants may either implement new activities, strategies, or programs, OR expand existing activities, strategies, or programs (without the supplantation of funds).

All applicants must address PPA 1 (Youth Development/Youth Prevention and Intervention) and are required to budget a minimum of ten percent (10%) of requested grant funds for this area. However, should a jurisdiction determine a greater need for PPA 1, applicants may budget up to the full requested grant (i.e., 100% requested in grant funds) for this area.

In addition to PPA 1 (Youth Development/Youth Prevention and Intervention), applicants may also identify and address one (1) or more of the other PPAs listed below as it relates to the local impact of legalizing cannabis. All project activities, strategies, and programmatic efforts must be associated with the implementation of AUMA (i.e., local impacts due to the legalization of cannabis in California).

Prop 64 PH&S Grant Program Project Purpose Areas (PPAs)
PPA 1: Youth Development/Youth Prevention and Intervention
• Youth development programs should be designed to improve the lives of children and adolescents by meeting their basic physical, developmental, and social needs and by helping them to build the competencies needed to become successful adults.
• Youth Prevention and Intervention programs should address preventing youth substance use and addiction and/or intervening to promote healthy behaviors and environments while minimizing illness, injury, and other harms associated with substance use. Approaches may include preventing exposure, preventing youth from progressing from substance use to misuse, and preventing the onset of addiction, overdose, and other harms associated with misuse.

PPA 2: Public Health
Public health refers to activities for protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy/infrastructure making, and research for the safety of the community.

PPA 3: Public Safety
Public Safety refers to the welfare and protection of the general public, including but not limited to the prevention and protection of the public from dangers affecting safety such as crimes, disasters, or impacts due to the legalization of cannabis.

PPA 4: Environmental Impacts
Environmental impact refers to the prevention of human injury, and promoting well-being by identifying and evaluating environmental resources and hazardous agents by limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible applicants must be local governments that have not banned both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.  Local governments means cities, counties, and cities and counties in the State of California.

Eligible Geographies:

Must be in the State of 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.
April 8, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5/1/21 - 4/30/24

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$51,788,690
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.
$1 – $2,000,000
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:

In November of 2016, voters approved Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). AUMA legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California for individuals 21 years of age and older. Proposition 64 provides that a portion of the tax revenue from the cultivation and retail sale of cannabis or cannabis products will be appropriated to the Board of State and Community Corrections.

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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The grantee shall be paid quarterly in arrears by submitting an invoice to the BSCC that outlines actual expenditures claimed for the invoicing period.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Helene Zentner, 1-916-838-7777, Prop64_Grant2@bscc.ca.gov