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Humboldt County Cannabis Micro-Grant & Loan Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda
Nov. 4, 2020 - 12:30
Remote Zoom Meeting

In accordance with Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17th, 2020), all Humboldt County Cannabis Micro-Grant & Loan Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

Project Trellis was established to bolster the cannabis industry, protect future cannabis excise tax revenues by providing services to populations and communities in Humboldt who were adversely affected by the criminalization of cannabis, 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.

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A.

Open

A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Approval of minutes from prior meeting

A.3.

Public comment on non-agenda items

A.4.

Report out on meetings attended and community feedback received concerning Micro-Grant Program

B.

Humboldt County Cannabis Micro-Grant & Loan Advisory Committee (CMGLAC) to approve scoring rubric modifications. (12:45)

DISCUSSION
Staff to present final modifications to the FY20-21 Cannabis Micro-Grant scoring rubric which were made based on committee recommendations from the October 16th, 2020 CMGLAC meeting.

Public Comment

Action: Staff recommendation is to approve the new scoring rubric for use in the upcoming grant round.
C.

CMGLAC to approve Micro-Grant application modifications for the FY 20-21 Cannabis Micro-grant (1:00)

DISCUSSION
Staff to present recommended changes to the FY20-21 Cannabis Micro-Grant application (Attachment 3). Changes were made based on updates to the scoring rubric and Committee discussion during the October 16th, 2020 CMGLAC meeting.

Action: Staff recommendation is to approve the new application for use in the upcoming grant round.
D.

CMGLAC to approve Micro-Grant application instruction modifications for the FY 20-21 Cannabis Micro-grant (1:20)

DISCUSSION
Staff to present recommended changes to the FY20-21 Cannabis Micro-Grant application instructions.

Action: Staff recommendation is to approve the new application instructions for use in the upcoming grant round.
E.

Ad Hoc Scoring Committee (AHSC) to present recommended changes to the scoring and ranking process for evaluation and approval by the CMGLAC (1:40)

DISCUSSION
Staff to present, on behave of Ad Hoc Scoring Committee (AHSC), recommended changes for the scoring and ranking process, to include recommendations regarding oral presentations, for evaluation by the
Committee.

Public Comment

Action: Staff recommendation is to approve the new scoring and ranking process for use in the upcoming grant round.
F.

CMGLAC to approve proposed staff recommended timeline revisions for FY 20-21 grant round (2:00)

DISCUSSION
Committee to review staff proposed timeline revisions for release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and timing of grant round process, including application due date, review period and award dates.

Public Comment

Action: Staff recommendation is to review and approve proposed timeline revisions.
G.

Staff updates

G.1.

Staff updates discussion

DISCUSSION
Committee to review staff proposed timeline revisions for release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and timing of grant round process, including application due date, review period and award dates.

Public Comment

Action: Staff recommendation is to review and approve proposed timeline revisions.
H.

Future agenda items

Discussion

Public Comment
I.

Adjourn

Email Public Comment: To submit public comment to the Trellis Micro-grant and Loan Advisory Committee please email gohumco@co.humboldt.ca.us, provide your name and the agenda item number(s) on which you wish to comment. All public comment submitted after the agenda has been published will be included with the administrative record after the fact.

Zoom Public Comment: When it is time for public comment on the item you wish to speak on, the Trellis Micro-grant and Loan Advisory Committee Chair will ask for public comment. You may virtually raise your hand using the raise hand function on Zoom and staff will unmute your phone. Staff will then ask you to state your name and begin your comment. You will have 3 minutes to comment.

Phone Public Comment: You may call into the meeting by dialing 1-669-900-9128 and entering using meeting ID 825 2976 5151. When it is time for public comment on the item you wish to speak on, the Trellis Micro-grant and Loan Advisory Committee Chair will ask for public comment. Staff will unmute phone lines and you may introduce yourself and express your desire to speak. Staff will then ask you to state your name and begin your comment. You will have 3 minutes to comment.

You may access the live stream of the meeting by using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87051271904

The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equal access to all county programs, services and activities through the provision of accommodations for individuals with disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With 72 hours prior notice, a request for reasonable accommodation or modification can be made. Please contact the CAO’s office of Economic Development at 707-445-7745 or by email gohumco@co.humboldt.ca.us or the ADA Coordinator at 844-365-0352 or by email at ada@co.humboldt.ca.us.