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).
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.
- 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.
Must be in the State of California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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