LEEP Designees can apply for up to $2,000 in Technical Assistance Grants (TA Grants). Technical Assistance refers to support to help cannabis equity applicants and licensees acquire the knowledge and/or skills necessary in order to gain entry to, and operate in, the regulated cannabis marketplace. Direct technical assistance includes:
One-on-one consulting and group training, to provide equity applicants and licensees the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to facilitate business ownership and employment in the cannabis industry.
Small business support services, training and education related to state cannabis licensing and regulatory requirements, financial management, and business resilience.
Technical Assistance is defined as:
Small Business Development Assistance including business planning, grant and loan application preparation, human resource management, capital procurement services, bookkeeping and accounting practices and systems, etc.
Cannabis Cooperative Associations including understanding legal regulations pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 26220 -26231.2, and educational information regarding the process of forming Cannabis cooperatives.