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. These competitive grants offer $10,000 grants to cannabis businesses, such as, cultivation, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and micro-business, and cannabis support businesses, and $50,000 grants for mutual benefit non-profits, cooperatives, and Road Maintenance Associations.  

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. 

Upcoming 2021/22 Application 

The 2021/22 grant round is anticipated to occur at the end of 2021/early 2022.

2020/21 Micro-Grant Awards

On May 27th, 2021 the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor's approved 16 grant awards totaling $519,640 . The awardees included cannabis support businesses, cultivators, Road Maintenance Associations, Cooperative Associations, and Mutual Benefit Non-profits.

2019/20 Micro-Grant Awards

On May 19th, 2020 the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor's approved 14 grant awards totaling $179,658. The awardees included cannabis support businesses, cultivators, Road Maintenance Associations.