Water Storage and Conservation Grant Program

Funding for Cannabis Cultivators to Add Water Storage and Conserve Water

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.

Application Deadline

Online applications will be available on this webpage at 8am PST on Monday, August 22, 2022. For more information and to see if the program is right for you, please refer to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). You may review mock-up application to know what to expect.

Submit your online application no later than 5pm PST on Friday, September 2, 2022.

  1. Who Is Eligible?
  2. What projects can be funded?
  3. Application submittal and Review
  4. Frequently Asked Questions

All of the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant holds both of the following -
    • A valid License for cultivation from the DCC; and
    • A valid Permit or Interim Permit for cultivation from the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department 
  • All Humboldt County Cultivation taxes and permitting invoices are current
  • The proposed water storage infrastructure
    • Has not yet been purchased; or
    • Was purchased no earlier than January 22, 2022
  • No trees are removed for the project

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Online Application Form (available August 22, 2022)

Other Documents to Reference

*Application Assistance:  If an applicant does not have the ability to apply online, assistance is available from the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department at (707) 267-9408 or at our office location at 3015 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501.

**If the County pays you directly, that is considered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be taxable income and you will be required to pay federal and state taxes on it.  

***Applications may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act.