Project Trellis

The purpose of Project Trellis is, in part, to bolster the cannabis industry, and protect future cannabis excise tax revenues by providing services to populations and communities in Humboldt who were adversely affected by the criminalization of cannabis, to develop a framework for supportive programs designed to sustain and grow Humboldt’s cannabis industry, and to assist cannabis businesses as they work to overcome the financial and logistical challenges of coming into compliance.

Funding for the program will come from local cannabis excise tax revenues, cannabis fines and fees, and state funding via SB 1294.


Program Details

Project Trellis is broken into three parts:

Micro-grant program

Aimed at providing capital assistance and business resources to Humboldt County cannabis businesses. An advisory committee will be establish to recommend projects to be funded through this program.

Marketing and promotion

This initiative is designed to promote Humboldt-grown cannabis as a national and industry brand. A Request for Proposals will be issued for these services.

Local Equity Program

To serve those communities and individuals impacted by the war on drugs, and the implementation of which also serves as part of the qualifying criteria to receive Senate Bill 1294 funding.


NOTE: The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) recently stopped accepting applications for this program. The bureau is reconsidering its grant guidelines, and will re-issue applications. Humboldt County intends to apply for this funding again. The county's Local Equity Program is largely dependent on whether it is successful in receiving this funding from the state. and let them know that the new grant guidelines need to be designed with communities like Humboldt County in mind.

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