CDFW Awards First Funds from Certified Cultivator Grant Program
The California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), by its Hashish Restoration Grant Program (CRGP), awarded over $1.7 million from its Certified Cultivator Grant Program. These grants are designated to help hashish cultivators get hold of their annual license and promote sustainable cultivation practices, which may embody addressing legacy points on their property and water conservation measures.
Whereas funding will not be instantly paid to cultivators, it may be secured by eligible entities, together with non-profits, authorities businesses or tribes. CRGP launched the Certified Cultivator Funding Alternative in August of 2021 with $6 million of complete funding accessible. The noncompetitive solicitation will stay open till April 2023.
Solar + Earth was awarded $395,643 for planning and capability constructing to help sustainable cultivation practices for his or her hashish cultivator community. The grant may even present the framework crucial to assist cultivators safe an annual license and help sustainability tasks specializing in land restoration and conservation.
The Mendocino County Useful resource Conservation District (MCRCD) was awarded $1,388,181 for water conservation tasks within the South Fork Eel River Watershed. The funds will concentrate on three hashish cultivation websites and can be used to design and set up three rainwater assortment techniques, carry out irrigation infrastructure upgrades, develop and implement an invasive species administration plan, set up native, pollinator-friendly vegetation and put together site-specific California Environmental High quality Act documentation required for hashish cultivators.
“These are well-conceived and well timed planning tasks that can lead to lasting advantages to fish and wildlife assets and the habitats they rely upon for survival,” stated Sarah Paulson, Appearing Hashish Program Director. “Supporting these entities will assist protect California’s pure assets and pave the best way for future hashish farmers within the regulated market.”
There are three steps to the certified cultivator program: session, pre-application and full software. The session course of is optionally available however will enable employees and the potential candidates to debate the proposed undertaking’s applicability and eligibility. Candidates are required to submit a pre-application earlier than being thought of for the total software.
Extra details about the idea session and funding priorities could be discovered within the Idea Session Request Overview (PDF).
Grants by the CRGP are funded by California’s Environmental Restoration and Safety Account pursuant to Income and Taxation Code part 34019(f)(2), and could also be used to fund the cleanup, remediation and restoration of environmental harm in watersheds affected by hashish cultivation and associated actions, and to help native partnerships for this goal.
For questions on CDFW’s CRGP, please electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 207-7891