Financial Resources for Cultivators

Department of Fish & Wildlife Cannabis Restoration Grant Program

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity
Concept Consultation Request Accepting concept proposals and scheduling consultations from: August 30, 2021 – December 1, 2022.

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CONCEPT PROPOSAL OVERVIEW
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting concept proposals in preparation for the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation). The Solicitation is scheduled for release in fall of 2021 and will be open for applying until spring of 2023. Applications will be approved on a scheduled basis. Funding Funding of proposals submitted under the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity will be subject to availability of funds. Up to $6 million may be available.

Water Quality Improvement Grant Program

Deadline: October 1, 2021
Humboldt County invites applicants to submit proposals for this new grant program that will fund projects to improve water quality in streams by reducing soil erosion related to permitted cannabis farms in impacted watersheds. The allocation for 2021 is for $1,000,000.
Eligibility Requirements
Applications proposing improvements to public and private roads for the specific purpose of protecting water quality in streams, creeks and rivers that meet all the criteria and requirements described in these Guidelines are eligible for this funding. At least eighty percent (80%) of funds awarded each year must be used for physical road improvements. Properties in the abatement process are not eligible for funding under this Program.
Letter of Interest Guidelines
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a letter of interest (no more than one page) and email it to mrichardson@co.humboldt.ca.us before October 1, 2021. Feedback will generally be provided within 1-2 weeks. The letter of interest is to help potential applicants determine if a project is a good fit for this grant program before committing the necessary resources to complete and submit a full application. The letter of interest is simply a concept summary and as such, supporting details should be included in the full application if and when one is submitted later on.
Click here to download Remediation Grant Application
Click here to download the Plot Plan Checklist

Measure S Refund

Deadline: No later than 4 years from the date the tax was paid.
Reminder that cultivators can submit an application for a Measure S refund from previous years as a result of the successful Measure S lawsuit against the county last year. Refunds are available if you either didn’t cultivate cannabis during the year of the tax, or grew less square footage that your permit allowed. 

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Humboldt County Temporary Cannabis Cultivation Declaration

Deadline: Before May 15th of each growing season. 
This form allows a cultivator to reduce their square footage and “fallow” some or all cultivation.
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Project Trellis Microgrants

The Project Trellis Cannabis Business Micro-grant program diverts the County’s Measure S funding and provides cannabis businesses an opportunity to apply for funding to cover business related expenditures. These competitive grants offer $10,000 grants to cannabis businesses, such as, cultivation, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and micro-business, and cannabis support businesses, and $50,000 grants for mutual benefit non-profits, cooperatives, and Road Maintenance Associations.

Upcoming 2021/22 Application
The 2021/22 grant round is anticipated to occur at the end of 2021/early 2022.

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Project Trellis Equity

Now accepting applications.
Deadline: September 17, 2021 at 5pm

The Project Trellis Local Equity Program was developed in response to California Senate Bill 1294 the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018. Through interviews and data, the Humboldt County Cannabis Equity Assessment identified those most effected by the criminalization of cannabis in Humboldt County. It was identified that certain populations and neighborhoods, particularly small growers, and those effected by past policies, while participating in the cannabis industry, were negatively impacted. The findings of the Cannabis Equity Assessment, were then used to create the Program’s equity eligibility requirements, which are outlined in the Local Equity Program Manual. Additionally the Local Equity Program Manual outlines the services available to those who meet the eligibility requirements. The Program implements the State of California and County of Humboldt’s legislative goals to further equity among those impacted by the criminalization of cannabis.

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