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2019 announcements

Important Announcement Regarding Local Equity Grant Program – Notice of Funding Availability

On March 1, 2019, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau), released a Local Equity Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and opened the application period for grants pursuant to the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018.

Effective immediately, the Bureau cancels the NOFA and will no longer be proceeding with the application period.

The Bureau intends to review and revise the grant program guidelines, then release a new NOFA for the grant program.

Questions should be directed to Ashlynn Blackshire at or (916) 465-9025.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control is the lead agency in regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events. For more information about our agency, please visit the Bureau’s website. To learn more about California’s three cannabis licensing authorities and the other state agencies contributing to cannabis regulatory efforts, please visit California’s Cannabis Portal.

Those looking to get in touch with the Bureau of Cannabis Control may contact us directly through email at