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Draft Grant Solicitation & Comment Period for Cannabis Equity Grants Program

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is administering the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions, also known as the Local Equity Grant Program, on behalf of the Bureau of Cannabis Control. We’re pleased to announce the release of the Draft Grant Solicitation for public review and comment, and would appreciate if you could share the information with interested parties and stakeholders.  The Draft Grant Solicitation can be viewed at

We welcome feedback and questions on the Draft Grant Solicitation.  Stakeholders may submit feedback by emailing or calling (916) 322-2683 to speak with a team member.  Feedback must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on January 10, 2020.  GO-Biz will consider all feedback received by the deadline and intends to issue the final Grant Solicitation on February 3, 2020.  Thank you for your time and assistance.

About the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions:

The purpose of the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions is to advance economic justice for populations and communities impacted by cannabis prohibition and the War on Drugs (WoD) by providing grants to local jurisdictions (i.e. cities and counties) to support their efforts to promote equity in California and eliminate barriers to enter the newly regulated cannabis industry for equity program applicants and licensees.