FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2019
GO-Biz Now Accepting Applications for the California Community Reinvestment Grants Program
Sacramento, CA – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that it is now accepting applications for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program. GO-Biz will award grants to local health departments and community-based nonprofit organizations to provide qualifying support services to communities harmed by the War on Drugs.
“The War on Drugs ravaged communities across the state,” said the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of GO-Biz Lenny Mendonca. “The California Community Reinvestments Grants program is an important step towards reinvesting in these communities to repair the multi-generational impacts of the War on Drugs.”
Members of the CalCRG team are available to provide technical application assistance via phone at (916) 322-2683 or email at CalCRG@gobiz.ca.gov. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed. The online application can be accessed via a link at www.business.ca.gov/CalCRG.
About the CalCRG program
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 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:
- Job placement
- Mental health treatment
- Substance use disorder treatment
- System navigation services
- Legal services to address barriers to reentry
- Linkages to medical care
Funding for the program is expected to grow from $10 million this fiscal year to $50 million for fiscal year 22/23 and each year thereafter.
Please visit www.business.ca.gov/CalCRG for more information about the CalCRG program.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. For more information visit, www.business.ca.gov.