Press Release

​CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310


​Jaime Coffee, Director of Communications
Office of Media Relations
601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811



SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced today more than $19 million in grant funding to 71 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.


“Communities throughout California will benefit greatly from the disbursement of these grant funds intended to help make California’s roadways safer for all who use them,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee.  “The money will be used to help enhance traffic safety by educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving, removing impaired drivers from the roadway through enforcement operations, and advancing research on the issue.”


Fifty-four 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 drug-impaired drivers.  Additionally, funding will allow for public outreach campaigns, including educational presentations and community events.


Listed below are the law enforcement grant recipients for state fiscal year 2023-2024, which begins July 1:


  • Anaheim Police Department
  • Anderson Police Department
  • Auburn Police Department
  • Berkeley Police Department
  • Brawley Police Department
  • Brea Police Department
  • Calexico Police Department
  • Chula Vista Police Department
  • City of Corona Police Department
  • City of El Monte Police Department
  • City of Fullerton Police Department
  • City of Glendale Police Department
  • City of La Verne Police Department
  • City of McFarland Police Department
  • City of Montebello Police Department
  • City of Parlier Police Department
  • Covina Police Department
  • Danville Police Department
  • El Cajon Police Department
  • El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Folsom Police Department
  • Fort Bragg Police Department
  • Garden Grove Police Department
  • Hanford Police Department
  • Huntington Beach Police Department
  • Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
  • Irvine Police Department
  • Kensington Police Department
  • La Habra Police Department
  • La Mesa Police Department
  • Lincoln Police Department
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Manteca Police Department
  • Marysville Police Department
  • Monterey Park Police Department
  • Morgan Hill Police Department
  • Ontario Police Department
  • Orange Police Department
  • Pittsburg Police Department
  • Rio Dell Police Department
  • Riverside Police Department
  • Rocklin Police Department
  • San Diego Police Department
  • San Joaquin Police Department
  • Sierra Madre Police Department
  • Simi Valley Police Department
  • St. Helena Police Department
  • Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
  • Ventura County Sheriff's Office
  • Winters Police Department
  • Woodland Police Department
  • Yuba City Police Department


Five recipients of education grants will use funds to teach local communities about impaired driving laws, while highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


Below are the education grant recipients for state fiscal year 2023-2024:


  • City of Lancaster
  • City of Long Beach
  • Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marin County Public Defender
  • Sacramento County District Attorney Laboratory of Forensic Services, Arrive Alive

Eleven recipients of two-year toxicology crime laboratories grants will use funds to eliminate backlogs in the analysis of forensic science evidence and to purchase and/or upgrade laboratory equipment to improve testing capabilities.


Below are toxicology crime laboratory grant recipients for state fiscal years 2023-2025:


  • Contra Costa County, Office of the Sheriff, Forensic Services Division
  • Kern Regional Crime Laboratory
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, City and County of San Francisco
  • Orange County Crime Laboratory
  • Sacramento County District Attorney Crime Lab
  • San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
  • San Diego Medical Examiner Department
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Forensic Laboratory
  • Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
  • Ventura County Forensic Services Bureau


One recipient of a one-year toxicology medical examiners/coroner’s office grant will use funds to help improve and advance the data collection in cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


Below is the medical examiners/coroner’s office grant recipient for state fiscal year 2023-2024:


  • Riverside County Sheriff's Department


The application process for future grant funding is expected to open again in early 2024. Additional information is available on the CHP Web site, at CHP’s Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program.


The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.



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