Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program Opportunity

The California Highway Patrol announces state grant funding through the Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program (CTFGP).  The online Grant Management System (GMS) will be open for application submissions January 7, 2022.  All interested applicants shall submit an application by 5:00 pm, February 23, 2022, through the GMS. 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2022/2023 GRANT CYCLE

For specific opportunity information for the CTFGP 2022/2023 grant cycle refer to the appropriate Request for Application (RFA) below. 

Toxicology Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID):  Crime Laboratories
Grant funds shall be used to improve and advance the standardization of practices in toxicology crime laboratories supporting DUI/DUID projects to aid in the enforcement of traffic laws related to DUI of alcohol and other drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

  • Eligible Applicant
    Local Government (California County and/or City Crime Laboratories).

  • Project Performance Period
    Two Years (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024)

Click here for the RFA, which provides opportunity information and requirements.  


Toxicology Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID):  Medical Examiners/Coroner’s Offices, and Law Enforcement Coroner’s Divisions
Grant funds shall be used to improve and advance the data collection in Medical Examiner/Coroner’s offices/divisions supporting DUI/DUID when a death occurs while the deceased was driving or riding in a motor vehicle, or a result of the deceased being struck by a motor vehicle.

  • Eligible Applicant
    Local Government (California County and/or City Medical Examiners/Coroner’s Offices, and Law Enforcement Coroner’s Divisions).

  • Project Performance Period
    Two Years (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024)

Click here for the RFA, which provides opportunity information and requirements. 


   
Law Enforcement:  Large-Size Law Enforcement Organizations/Agencies
Grant funds shall be used for training, education, prevention, and/or the enforcement of traffic laws related to driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

  • Eligible Applicant
    Law Enforcement Organizations/Agencies (more than 500 employees), with the primary function of enforcing traffic laws, which includes responding to calls, making arrests, and issuing citations, pursuant to the California Penal Code, California Vehicle Code, and California Health and Safety Code.

  • Project Performance Period
    One Year (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)

Click here for the RFA, which provides opportunity information and requirements.



Law Enforcement:  Small and Mid-Size Law Enforcement Organizations/Agencies
Grant funds shall be used for training, education, prevention, and/or the enforcement of traffic laws related to driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

  • Eligible Applicant
    Small and Mid-Size Law Enforcement Organizations, with the primary function of enforcing traffic laws, which includes responding to calls, making arrests, and issuing citations, pursuant to the California Penal Code, California Vehicle Code, and California Health and Safety Code.

    • Small-Range: 100 employees or less

    • Mid-Range: 500 employees or less 

  • Project Performance Period
    One Year (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)

 Click here for the RFA, which provides opportunity information and requirements. 


Education
Projects shall focus on programs that shift public perspectives and expand the number of activities utilized to help mitigate alcohol and drug-impaired driving.  Projects should showcase unique, holistic, and multi-faceted approaches that educate local communities on impaired driving laws, while highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Eligible Applicant

    •  Local Government.

    •  Law Enforcement.

    • Pass-Through Entity for Qualified Nonprofit. 

  • Project Performance Period
    One Year (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)

Click here for the RFA, which provides opportunity information and requirements. 

APPLICATION REVIEW/SCORING
Determinations for funding will be based on current safety trends and the projects that will have the greatest ability to reduce DUI of alcohol and drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.
 
Grants will be awarded based on the highest scores and will undergo a two-stage review process:

  •  Administrative Review shall determine if an applicant is eligible, in accordance with CCR Section 1890.10.

  •  A panel shall score and rank each application deemed compliant, in accordance with CCR Section 1890.11.  Scores will be given based on specific benefits of the individual projects and clarity of the application, in accordance with CCR Section 1890.12Click HERE  for the application evaluation criteria. 

    • Click HERE for the application evaluation criteria. 

NOTE:  Failure to submit any required attachment or complete all required application components shall make the Grant Application incomplete.  Incomplete applications will not be scored or considered for funding.




 

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