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 (FOER) Mitigation and Remediation Grant Program* 

Through the Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO), the Mitigation and Remediation Fund, the County has began a new grant program in 2021 to assist commercial cannabis cultivators with road improvements that reduce sedimentation and runoff, improving water quality in impacted and refuge watersheds. The initial funding began in 2021 and the second year's program funding for 2022 has begun (there will be another three years of program funding).  For more information, the following link: Mitigation and Remediation Program Guidelines provides the grant application guidelines, the review and ranking process, for more information about this grant program. 


*The FOER grant program is NOW accepting applications or scheduling consultation with applicants at his time. The application period opens in October each year with a deadline of October 31st, 2022. This is a four year grant program extending until 2024.