Humboldt County has been awarded $3.7M in social-equity funding, and impatience over how and when it’s to be spent is rising.
The answer to both issues lies in an undertaking called Project Trellis, a support program for Humboldt’s cannabis industry.
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- Of the $3.7M the BCC awarded the county, about $1.3M came in April’s initial round of funding, which went to overhead. The remaining $2.4M is set to arrive later, slowed by COVID-19.
- Humboldt County decided to hire someone to strictly oversee Project Trellis and the Cannabis Equity Program. Presently, applicants have been vetted and interviews scheduled.
- Last month the Social Equity Owners & Workers Association dropped its suit against Los Angeles and the city agreed to changes to its program. Hundreds remain in line for licenses, so where’s the payoff?