2020-21 Community Reinvestment Grant Solicitation and Application Released

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released the application for the next round of the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). Recall, these funds from Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) are directed to local health departments and community-based organizations to provide grants to support activities such as job placement, system navigation services, and linkages to medical care, for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies.

A total of $20.8 million is available for FY 2020-21, and awardees will have three years (May 2021-April 2024) to expend funds. 2020-21 CalCRG program priorities include proposals from organizations led by individuals directly impacted by the WoD, organizations that serve formerly incarcerated individuals, and organizations placing individuals in jobs with Preference Points allocated to proposals that match current CalCRG program priorities.

Phase One applications are due to GO-Biz on Monday, November 2, 2020. Applicants that pass through the Phase One process will be invited to participate in the Phase Two application process, anticipated to be released on January 11, 2021. More information on the grant solicitation can be found here.