Fish and Wildlife Hosting Online Grant Workshop for Cannabis Cultivators Interested in the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity

The following is a press release issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Cannabis garden [Picture provided by CDFW]

Who: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP).

What: CDFW will host an online workshop to provide an overview of the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, Proposal Solicitation Notice. Staff will review the application process and answer any questions. Please see CDFW’s CRGP page for more details on this topic.

When: Thursday, October 21 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Online Zoom Workshop. Please use link below to attend. in new tab)
This workshop will be recorded. A link to the video will be posted to the CGRP webpage in the following weeks.

Why: On August 2021, CDFW announced it was accepting concept proposals in preparation for the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity Solicitation (PDF)(opens in new tab), which was released on October 11. The October 21 workshop is designed to review the priorities of this new funding opportunity and help entities of all sizes with the submission process. Grants through the CRGP are funded through California’s Environmental Restoration and Protection Account pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 34019(f)(2), and may be used to fund the cleanup, remediation, and restoration of environmental damage in watersheds affected by cannabis cultivation and related activities, and to support local partnerships for this purpose.

For questions on CDFW’s CRGP, please email

Categories: Cannabis

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  1. ? What is this? First you harm the environment and then they pay you to clean up your damage? Please, somebody explain that I’m wrong about this or that the Department of Fish and Game has been smoking more than they should.

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