As its name implies, the Headwaters Fund is a source; a well-spring of funding for important economic development projects in Humboldt County. Like a ‘headwaters,’ the Fund is often at the very beginning of a significant flow of ideas, energy, and money.
The County of Humboldt's Project Trellis is a trailblazing support initiative for the county’s cannabis industry. The three-tier program was developed on the heels of California’s legalization of cannabis to provide business resources to cannabis businesses who otherwise wouldn’t have access due to federal restrictions. The program’s three levels of support are a cannabis business micro-grant program, a local equity program, and a marketing and promotion program.