GO-Biz Awards First Round of California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG)

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the first round of awardees for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). Recall these grants are for the first cycle of funding (FY 18/19) awarded from the Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana) grants program intended to support activities for communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. Both community based organizations and local health departments are eligible for this funding and eligible activities include job placement, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care.

A total of $9.6 million has been awarded to 69 entities representing 23 counties or portions of counties statewide. Four local health departments in collaboration with other entities received funding awards as well as one solo local health department awardee. GO-Biz anticipates applications for the second round of CalCRG funding (~$20 million available) to be released in the spring of 2020.