Cannabis Grant Programs

The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is dispersing nearly $20,000,000 in funds to directly support cannabis farmers and protect the environment. 

Water Storage and Conservation Grant Program

The Water Storage and Conservation Grant Program provides funding to state-licensed cannabis cultivators to install water storage and implement water conservation measures--an important step in the transition to an annual state license. The Program is funded by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)’s Environmental Compliance and Equity Fund. Up to $60,000 of funds per parcel will be available for eligible projects.

Renewable Energy Grant Program

The Renewable Energy Grant Program provides funding to permitted and licensed cannabis cultivators so that they may add renewable energy systems to their property--an important step in the transition to an annual state license. The Program is funded by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)’s Environmental Compliance and Equity Fund. Up to $30,000 of funds per parcel will be available for eligible projects.

Friends of the Eel River Road Improvement Grant Program 

Through the Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO) Mitigation and Remediation Fund the county is now accepting applications for a grant program to assist cannabis farmers with road improvements that improve water quality. The initial funding for the 2021 round of the five year program is $1,100,000.  The  Mitigation and Remediation Program Guidelines are located in the Resources links to the left side on this webpage.  Applications for this first year will be accepted through October 31, 2021.