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) Road Improvement Grant Program* 

Through the Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO) Mitigation and Remediation Fund the county has created a grant program to assist cannabis farmers with road improvements that reduce sedimentation and runoff, thus improving water quality in impacted and refuge subwatersheds. The initial funding began in 2021 and there will be another four 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. 


*Please note: the FOER grant program is NOT accepting applications or scheduling consultation with applicants at his time. The application period opens in October each year with a deadline of October 31st.  This is a four (4) year grant program extending until 2024.  Please check this website for the announcement for grant consultation availability beginning in September and grant applications must be submitted by October 31st.