Sarah Richards, CommanderOffice of Community Outreach & Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran CladerDirector of Communications(916) 843-3310
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The
California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced more than $12 million in grant
funding will be awarded to 45 California law enforcement agencies, crime
laboratories, and nonprofit organizations to help address the dangers of
driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The grants are the result
of Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act,
which tasked the CHP with administering grants for education, prevention, and
enforcement programs to help communities combat impaired driving. Money is also available to crime laboratories
conducting forensic toxicology testing.
Funding for the grants comes from a tax on the cultivation and sale of
cannabis and cannabis products sold in California.
“These grant funds go
beyond impaired driving enforcement efforts.
Money will be used to support education, training, and outreach in
communities throughout California,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “This is an opportunity to work with various
traffic safety stakeholders to help make California’s roadways safer for all
who use them.”
Thirty recipients of law enforcement
grants will use funds to address impaired driving within their
communities. In addition to traditional
impaired driving enforcement, funds will also be used for drug recognition evaluator
training to enhance their respective agency’s ability to detect impaired
drivers. Additionally, funding will
allow for public outreach campaigns, including educational presentations and
Listed below are the law enforcement
grant recipients for state fiscal year 2022-2023, which begins July 1: