(LAS VEGAS, NV) Cannabis Equity and Inclusion Community (CEICNV) is proud to announce the Nevada Cannabis Community Reinvestment Fund (NCCRFund) Community Investment Grant Program, is now open. This initiative is dedicated to providing short-term and long-term funding to organizations in the community with programmatic models addressing: mental health, legal services for pre-legalization cannabis-related charges and other community-based support services, public education, and community outreach.
The program enables Nevada-based entities to join forces with CEICNV to help effect positive change throughout the community with the goals of legislative reform and diversification of the cannabis industry. This grant supports community organizations who focus on cannabis education and provide services related to the industry such as skills training and job placement. Outreach will focus on communities in Nevada that have been disproportionately affected by the previous federal and state drug policies.
Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply to CEICNV for grant funding that will support organizations in moving forward and making a greater impact in their communities. Our goal is to award a significant portion of grants to organizations that are run by and primarily serve minorities; therefore, CEIC strongly encourages proposals from these organizations. All organizations will be held accountable for yearly reporting and identifying how funds were distributed.
This summer, Oasis Dispensary made a generous donation, with 1% of their total sales going to kick start the program. CEICNV is hoping to gain additional support and donations from other stakeholders and members in the community who support the cause and are interested in creating a space for change. This fund will also create an opportunity for community members to directly support these grant recipients as well as understand how minority communities experience challenges with current social policies and advocate for reform and social justice.
To learn more about CEICNV’s NCCRFund Community Investment Grant Program or to apply for grant funding, visit: www.ceicnv.org. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by 01/29/2021, 11:59 p.m.
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The NCCRFund will invest directly into communities of color that have been directly affected by discriminatory cannabis policies, over policing, and racial disparities in sentencing. We will offer assistance to entrepreneurs in need of technical support and regulatory compliance assistance, with the broader goal of reducing barriers to licensure and employment in the regulated industry. We will also pursue legislative reform aimed at reducing the disparate racial impact of current policing and corrections policies.
This effort will aid the state in its goal of diversifying Nevada’s cannabis industry, eliminating or reducing the cannabis underground market, and aiding in overall public education. Donations to the NCCRFund will go towards administrative costs, data gathering, and reporting for program evaluations. Programs include: mental health programs, legal services for pre-legalization cannabis related charges and other community-based support services, public education, community outreach and grant distribution to support designated community organizations who focus on cannabis education and providing services related to the industry such as skills training and job placement. Outreach will focus on communities in Nevada that have been disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies.