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File #: 21-0846    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2021 In control: Planning and Building Services
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff to Amend the County of Mendocino Cannabis Equity Program Including, But Not Limited To, Increasing the Income Threshold Associated with the Cannabis Equity Program's Eligibility Criteria, Simplifying the Grant Application Process, and Increasing the Amount of Funding Available Through the Direct Grant Program (Sponsor: Cannabis Program)
Attachments: 1. 07-18-21 Nelson Correspondence, 2. 07-19-21 MCA Correspondence 1, 3. 07-19-21 Alvarado Correspondence, 4. 07-20-21 MCA Correspondence 2, 5. 07-20-21 CCAG Correspondence

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Cannabis Program
MEETING DATE: July 20, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Kristin Nevedal
PHONE:
234-6680


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 60 minutes


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff to Amend the County of Mendocino Cannabis Equity Program Including, But Not Limited To, Increasing the Income Threshold Associated with the Cannabis Equity Program's Eligibility Criteria, Simplifying the Grant Application Process, and Increasing the Amount of Funding Available Through the Direct Grant Program
(Sponsor: Cannabis Program)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Direct staff to amend the County of Mendocino Cannabis Equity Program including but not limited to increasing the income threshold associated with the grant program's eligibility criteria, simplifying the grant applications, and increasing the amount of grant funding available through the direct grant program.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On February 4, 2020 the Board approved an allocation of $25,000 for a Cannabis Equity Assessment and directed staff to utilize the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University to complete the Cannabis Equity Assessment.

On February 25, 2020 the Board adopted Resolution No. 20-020 which approved the Mendocino County Cannabis Equity Assessment, adopted the Mendocino County Local Equity Program and Program Manual; and authorized the Chief Executive Officer or designee to submit a grant application to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development for purposes of funding the Mendocino County Local Equity program; and allocated $100,000.00 of Cannabis Business Tax in FY 2020-2021 as a Grant Match.

On August 25, 2020, PBS released a Request of Proposal for services related to Cannabis Equity Grant Administration, which was awarded to 4Front Partners with contract terms established through August 21, 2021 which was ...

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