Cannabis Revenues Grant Program Information
In March 2023, the City Council re-funded the community benefit grant program with Cannabis Community Benefit Fees of $400,000. Applications have been reviewed by the grant committee, consisting of the Mayor, a Council Member, the City Manager and the City's Finance Director. The committee awarded grants to projects most consistent with the criteria and which promote the City's strategic priorities. 2023 Awardees are listed near the bottom of this page.
PROCESS & GUIDELINES
To assist the City Council in the evaluation of the community-wide cannabis revenues grant program, processes and guidelines have been developed to assist the City in an annual review of proposals for funding opportunities to local public agencies and nonprofit organizations with programs or projects designed to mitigate potential negative impacts of the cannabis industry in South Lake Tahoe and which promote the priorities of the City Strategic Plan. The City’s Strategic Priorities are: Built Environment, Recreation and Equitable Access, Community for All, Economic Development and Continuous Improvement. The Strategic Plan can be found here: https://www.cityofslt.us/DocumentCenter/View/15828/City-of-SLT- Strategic-Plan-web-version
Please note that this is a grant program for project funding. It is not a donation or sponsorship program. Strong applications will directly address one or more Strategic Priorities while also addressing potential negative impacts of the cannabis industry.
Grant amounts will range from $1,000 to $50,000.
Funds must be expended within one year.
No more than a 10% de minimus indirect cost rate allowed; unless the organization can provide a separate approved federal cognizant agency indirect cost rate.
The City shall disburse 90% up front, and the final 10% shall be reimbursed upon successful completion of final reporting.
Detailed documentation of eligible expenses is required.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
The City grant program application window is currently CLOSED.
• You must have a current City of South Lake Tahoe Business License at the time of application submittal.
• Your entity and proposal must be focused on efforts to mitigate potential negative impacts of the cannabis industry in South Lake Tahoe and promote the priorities of the City Strategic Plan.
• Your entity must be located within the city limits or serve the community of South Lake Tahoe, CA.
• One application per entity.
• If you are a past-year recipient you must be in compliance with the annual reporting requirement, which includes the submittal of a written report, detailing how your previous award was expensed, to the City no later than March 31 following a previous year’s grant award.
• Must meet all requirements outlined in the City’s Financial Policies Granting Funds for Community Benefit and Enhancement.
THE 2023 GRANT PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO FURTHER APPLICATIONS
PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN THE SPRING FOR UPDATED PROGRAM INFORMATION
Contact the City of South Lake Tahoe at Grantprogram@cityofslt.us with questions.
*Awards were announced at the June 20, 2023 City Council meeting*
2023 Grant Awards
South Tahoe Middle School PTA $ 10,500
Gateway $ 50,000
EDCF The Drug Store Project $ 29,500
Tahoe Youth and Family Services $ 50,000
EDCF Tahoe Alliance for Safe Kids $ 50,000
Bread and Broth $ 10,000
South Tahoe National Little League $ 15,000
South Tahoe High School $ 50,000
Tahoe Valley Elementary $ 10,000
Encompass Youth $ 23,625
South Tahoe Sober Grad Night Task Force $ 20,000
Lake Tahoe Unified School District $ 50,000
Babe Ruth Baseball of South Lake Tahoe, Inc $ 25,000
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition $ 3,000
Tahoe Art League $ 12,000
Awards in Total $ 408,625
2022 Grant Awards
Soroptimist (Safety upgrades to the softball field) $10,000
TAMBA (Reducing maintenance closures) $10,000
Tahoe Alliance for Safe Kids (TASK) (substance use harm-prevention) $50,000
The Drug Store Project (teaching about substance use and abuse) $20,900
Sober Grad Night (substance-free graduation celebration) $30,000
Lake Tahoe Historical Society (supporting family events) $10,000
Family Resource Center (bilingual - bicultural therapist, Spanish) $50,000
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless (mental health & community safety) $50,000
Tahoe Art League (murals and art classes) $7,500
Gateway Mountain Center (expand youth program) $48,750
LTUSD (social emotional learning program, field trips $50,000
Tahoe Youth and Family Services (substance use disorder specialist) $50,000
LT Bike Coalition (bike locks and parts to support community donations) $2,500
Encompass Youth (counseling & workforce readiness for youth in transition) $10,000