In April of 2021, the City of Los Angeles established the Social Equity Entrepreneur Development Grant Program (SEED) Grant Program). The Rules and Regulations for the SEED Grant Program can be found here. The SEED Grant Program utilizes funding from the Cannabis Equity Grant for Local Jurisdictions (CEG Grant) to provide financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants. To date, the City of Los Angeles has dedicated $6 million towards the SEED Grant Program through funds made available through the 2019 and 2020 California CEG Grant awards.

SEED is administered in partnership with Elevate Impact LA.


Social Equity Program Webinar

On May 4, 2021, DCR will host a Social Equity Program Webinar which will include detailed information from Elevate Impact LA about the SEED Grant Program and how to apply. Click here to RSVP for the May 4, 2021 Social Equity Program Webinar. 

Webinar Livestream

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SEED 1.0

SEED Grant Program 1.0 (SEED 1.0) utilizes $5 million funding from the Cannabis Equity Grant for Local Jurisdictions to provide financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants. 

Through SEED 1.0, Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Social Equity Individual Applicants deemed eligible for further processing pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code 104.06.1(b) may be eligible to receive a financial grant of $25,000.

 

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SEED 2.0

SEED Grant Program 2.0 (SEED 2.0) utilizes $1 million funding from the Cannabis Equity Grant for Local Jurisdictions to provide financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants. 

Through SEED 2.0, verified Social Equity Individual Applicants may apply to receive a financial grant of  $10,000 available in two disbursements upon meeting the following licensing milestones:

  1. $5,000 when DCR deems the Pre-Application eligible for further processing; and
  2. $5,000 when the Applicant is eligible for a Notice of Local Compliance Underway.

How to Find Information About the SEED Grant Program

SEED Grant Program - Grant Assessment Documents

How to Apply for the SEED Grant Program

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SEED Grant Program Available Now!

SEED Grant Program Available Now!

The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is pleased to announce the launch of the SEED Grant Program!