There are three state managed Prop 64 grant programs that create opportunities for nonprofit funding in the area of youth development. The Public Health and Safety Grant managed by the Board of State and Community Corrections is now accepting proposals for Cohort 3.
The deadline to apply for this grant is Dec. 2nd, by 5:00 p.m. Local governments that have legal dispensaries and some form of cannabis cultivation operating within their jurisdiction are eligible to apply Please see additional details about this grant below:
A unique feature of this grant is that nonprofits are unable to apply to this grant directly, and would instead need to partner with a qualifying LPA (lead public agency) such as the city, county or other qualifying agencies.
To access these funds for youth development work, you would need to engage your local city or county staff and work with them on the application. The local government would subcontract with your agency for youth development work. See Instruction Packet for more information. Applicants can apply for a maximum of $3,000,000to be expended over 5 years.
The BSCC will be having a virtual Bidder’s Conference on Wednesday, Nov.9. The purpose of a Bidders’ Conference is to answer technical questions from prospective bidders (applicants) and provide clarity on RFP instructions. The BSCC does request that those who plan to attend RSVP (see page 3 of Instruction Packet).
To learn more about this opportunity click here to visit the Public Health and Safety Program website. Additionally, our organization wrote an analysis of Cohorts 1 & 2 of the Public Health and Safety Grant Program in December of 2021.
You can see our report here to learn more about how grants were awarded and spent previously. Please note that BSCC has $150 million to distribute through this program and they will likely fund all grant applications that fit the guidelines.
For more information visit http://www.bscc.ca.gov/proposition-64-public-health-safety-grant-program/