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CA GO-Biz - Community Reinvestment Grants expected release August 2023

The CalCRG program was included in The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016. In accordance with the proposition, GO-Biz will award grants to local health departments and qualified community-based nonprofit organizations to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs (WoD):

  • Job placement

  • Mental health treatment

  • Substance use disorder treatment

  • System navigation services

  • Legal services to address barriers to reentry

  • Linkages to medical care

The mission of the CalCRG program is to advance health, wellness, and economic justice for populations and communities harmed by the WoD. The CalCRG program’s guiding principles are that its efforts will be:

  1. Responsive to and focused on populations and communities disproportionately impacted by the WoD.

  2. Grounded in science and data, while being receptive to emerging and innovative approaches.

  3. Advancing whole person, trauma-informed care.

  4. Accountable to taxpayers and stakeholders.

All Community-based Nonprofit Organizations (CBOs) that apply for a grant from the CalCRG program must:

  • Have been duly organized, in existence, and in good standing for at least six months prior to the date the Grant Solicitation is issued by GO-Biz;

  • Have a tax-exempt status with both the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board;

  • Be registered with the California Secretary of State’s Office, with an “Active” status;

  • Have a “Registry Status” of “Current” or “Exempt” with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts;

  • Have any other state or local licenses or certifications necessary to provide the proposed services (e.g., facility licensing by the Department of Health Care Services, etc.), if applicable; and

  • Have a physical address in California.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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