Mendocino County Cannabis Equity Grant Program
Grant Operations Update (04/13/2023)
Local Equity Entrepreneur Program (LEEP)
The Mendocino Cannabis Department is working diligently to get LEEP running in full. Here are a few updates on what has been taking place behind the scenes.
Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program (LJAGP)
On March 14th, the board unanimously voted on item (4) (f), directing The Mendocino Department of Cannabis to work with the California Department of Cannabis Control, to identify mechanisms to streamline CEQA reviews and to support the timely compliance of provisional licensees with state law. To resource this effort, the DCC requested that Mendocino County pause the issuance of unspent Local Jurisdiction Grant funds to assess how best to align the use of these dollars to support CEQA compliance of provisional license holders. In light of this assessment, Mendocino County will discontinue any disbursement of funds including those towards the grant program until the assessment is complete. Both Departments are committed to work collaboratively and have initiated their assessments efforts.
Applicants must meet the criteria in each of the three categories below to become a LEEP Program Participant.
Please email us with any questions or comments.