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File #: 20-162    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/27/2020 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Cannabis Equity Grant Application – Type 1 Funding
Sponsors: Administrative Office

Date: March 3, 2020

To: The Honorable Moke Simon, Chair, Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Carol J. Huchingson, County Administrative Officer

Subject: Consideration of Cannabis Equity Grant Application - Type 1 Funding

Executive Summary: (include fiscal and staffing impact narrative):
The State of California recently released the Cannabis Equity Grant Solicitation for 2019-2020. This program is designed to advance economic justice for populations and communities impacted by cannabis prohibition.

For jurisdictions that have not yet created an equity program, the state is offering Type 1 Funding for a planning grant. This grant can be used to hire a consultant to conduct a required equity assessment and help develop a local equity program. Once these steps are completed, the County would be eligible to apply for Type 2 Funding grants. Participating jurisdictions were awarded an average of $1,000,000.00 last year.

If your Board wishes to participate in the process, it can provide direction to staff to complete the application by the March 9th deadline. If selected, your Board must then adopt a provided resolution in order to accept the grant funding.

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