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.
Project Trellis is broken into three parts:
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.
Project Trellis Grant Application Timeline
Dec 16, 2019
Business Grant Applications due
Jan 10, 2020
Staff prepares and distributes packets with all completed applications to committee for review and initial scoring
Jan 24, 2020
Committee submits scoring sheets back to staff for prep for meeting
Jan 24, 2020
January 29, 2020 meeting agenda posted
Jan 29, 2020
Regular Committee Meeting - DRAFT Agenda
Approve 9/4 and 9/30 meeting minutes
Select finalists and invite to present before committee on Feb 12, 2020
Feb 12, 2020
Special Meeting - DRAFT Agenda
Hear application presentations
Assign final scores
Develop funding/award recommendations for Board of Supervisors
Mar 3, 2020
Funding/award recommendations presented for Board of Supervisors
March 3 thru May 2020
Awardees finalize contracts with county; funds distributed