The Equity Grant Funding application period has closed as of August 30, 2019. The Bureau is no longer accepting any applications.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is pleased to announce the availability of funding authorized by the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 established by Senate Bill 1294 (Bradford 2018) and the Budget Act of 2019, Item 1111-490 – Reappropriation (Equity Grant Funding). The Equity Grant Funding allows for direct assistance to local jurisdictions’ commercial cannabis equity programs that provide assistance to local equity applicants or local equity licensees.

The Bureau has been appropriated ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for these grants to be distributed no later than June 30, 2020. All qualifying jurisdictions that meet the criteria and requirements for grant funding will receive a minimum grant of one-hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), unless a lesser amount is requested. Remaining funds will be disbursed using a point-based scoring system as described in the Local Equity Grant Guidelines.

If you have any questions regarding the Equity Grant Funding, you can contact our office at (916) 465-9025 or by email at bccgrants@dca.ca.gov.