The state announced Thursday that California officials have awarded more than $50 million in tax-funded community reinvestment grants in marijuana.
The governor’s office of business and economic development (GO-Biz) said the money is being distributed to 31 different local health departments and nonprofit community organizations that support economic and social development in areas that have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
This marks the fifth year in a row that the office has provided grant funding. and hemp tax dollars that support the program About $15 million compared to last year.
The money will be used to support efforts such as employment, mental health, treatment for substance use disorders, legal services, and links to Medicare.
Here are some examples of organizations that receive Grant:
San Francisco Bay Goodwill: $2,998,487.50 Los Angeles Conservation Corps: $1,933,467.60 Los Angeles County Public Health Department: $3,000,000.00 Uncommon Law: $3,000,000.00 County Health Department Monterrey: $3,000,000.00 Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley: $600,000.00
GO-Biz He said They “expect to release the next grant application in August of 2023.”
Program funding levels It is constantly increasing year after year. In 2021 for example,
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