LEEP Technical Assistance Grant Overview

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.