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File #: 21-1155    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 10/8/2021 In control: Cannabis
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of Submission of the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program Application; and Authorization for the Cannabis Program Manager, or Department Head, to Execute the Grant Agreement on Behalf of the County of Mendocino Should the Grant be Awarded
Attachments: 1. 11-05-21 MCA Correspondence, 2. DRAFT.LJAGP.Application_FacilitiesRoughDraft, 3. DRAFT Budget V3, 4. LJAGP Application 20211108, 5. 11-08-21 Birger Correspondence, 6. 11-08-21 McCowen Correspondence, 7. 11-5-21 Thilman Correspondence
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TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Cannabis
MEETING DATE: November 9, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Kristin Nevedal
PHONE:
707-234-6680


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
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Approval of Submission of the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program Application; and Authorization for the Cannabis Program Manager, or Department Head, to Execute the Grant Agreement on Behalf of the County of Mendocino Should the Grant be Awarded
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
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Approve the submission of the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program application; and authorize the Cannabis Program Manager, or Department Head, to execute the grant agreement on behalf of the County of Mendocino should the grant be awarded.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On October 5, 2021, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to prepare an application for up to $18,084,837.00 in Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program funding, and to bring the completed application back to the Board of Supervisors for review and approval at the October 26, 2021 Board of Supervisor's meeting.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Budget Act of 2021 authorized the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program (Grant Program) which allows the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) to award $100 million in funding, on a one-time basis, to local jurisdictions with commercial cannabis licensees needing the greatest assistance in transitioning from provisional licenses to annual licenses. The Grant Program funds will aid local jurisdictions in more expeditiously reviewing local permitting requirements, including project specific California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review. Additional funding has been allocated to those local jurisdictions that have received grant funding from the state to support the already established local equity program.

Because the County of Mendocino has established a state recognized local equity program, and becau...

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