Project Trellis Cannabis Business Micro-Grants

Cannabis Business Micro-grants

The Project Trellis Cannabis Business Micro-grant program diverts the County’s Measure S funding and provides cannabis businesses an opportunity to apply for funding to cover business related expenditures. This is intended to be an annual grant. 2020/21 grant application are currently under review by the Project Trellis Committee. Next grant round is anticipated to occur at the end of 2021/early 2022. 

Funding Eligibility

As defined by Resolution 19-45 as amended by Resolution 20-33, to be eligible for funding, applicants must be:

  1.  A Humboldt County based business, cooperative or association (examples include, but are not limited to: Cannabis Cooperative Association, Road Maintenance Association, Agricultural Cooperative), or nonprofit organization; 
  2. Having 75% or more of its operations based in Humboldt County; 
  3. Currently licensed and registered to operate in Humboldt County; 
  4. Whose activities are specific to the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution or retail of cannabis, or whose organization provides support and/or services to the cannabis industry. 

*If an applicant is not licensed or registered, but is in the process of doing so, the applicant may apply for grant funds for the purpose of completing the licensing and permitting process. 

Overview of the 2020/21 Micro-Grant 

The total allocation for the 2020/21 grant round is $516,492 and will be allocated to selected project proposals. Individual applicants may apply for up to $10,000. Collaborative, mutually beneficial cooperatives and associations may apply for up to $50,000. See below for documents pertaining to the 2020/21 grant application. 

2020/21 Application Deadline

Applications will be made available online beginning 8am PST on Friday, November 13th, 2020. Hardcopies can be made available upon request. Submission deadline for applications, online or hardcopy, is 5pm PST on Friday December 18th, 2020.