2021-22 Community Reinvestment Grant Solicitation and Application Released

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released the solicitation for the next round of the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). As a recap, 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 $38.4 million is available for FY 2021-22, and awardees will have three years (May 2022-April 2025) to expend funds. 2021-22 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, September 29, 2021. Applicants that pass through the Phase One process will be invited to participate in the Phase Two application process, anticipated to be released on December 13, 2021. More information on the grant solicitation can be found here, and Fiscal Year 2020-21 Awardees can be found here