More than $1.2 million in funding is available through the County of Humboldt’s Project Trellis Local Equity Program V1.0, to help individuals in the local cannabis community and to further equity among those impacted by the war on drugs. Eligible equity applicants can apply for up to $10,000 per service, unless otherwise indicated and requirements can be found in the County of Humboldt Local Equity Program Manual.
The County Administrative Office - Economic Development Team is administering the Local Equity Program V1.0 which is funded by grants from Bureau of Cannabis Control, and supplemented by local Measure S tax revenue. The Local Equity Program V1.0 is governed by guidelines of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018, and the Budget Act of 2019, Item 111-490 Reappropriation.
The program’s purpose is to implement the recommendations set forth in the Humboldt County Cannabis Equity Assessment (2019). The Program implements the State of California and County of Humboldt’s legislative goals to further equity among those impacted by the criminalization of cannabis, by providing services to individuals in Humboldt County’s cannabis community, particularly small growers who were adversely affected by the criminalization of cannabis, and to assist as they work to overcome the financial and logistical challenges of coming into compliance with county and state regulations.
All applications and supporting documents will be reviewed by County of Humboldt Economic Development staff to ensure the applicant meets eligibility criteria. Some projects may receive a lower amount than what was requested, based on the availability of funds or needs of service. A typical approval process can take 60 or more days from when the application is received. Upon approval, the applicant will receive a notice of award, contract, fund request form and a W9 form.
Applications should be submitted electronically by using the application form. If an applicant is unable to use the online application, a PDF download of the application is available and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A hard copy can be requested by contacting Peggy Murphy at 707-599-0125. Hard copies can be mailed or delivered to the County of Humboldt CAO’s Office of Economic Development, Attn: Peggy Murphy, 520 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on March 19.
Applications may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act.
For more information, visit the Project Trellis Local Equity Program.