The City of Oakland is seeking to advance workforce development opportunities in the cannabis industry for those most harmed by the war on drugs through $1,000,000 in grant funds received from the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz). Specifically, the Cannabis Workforce Development Grant Program will provide up to $50,000 for each equity applicant that recruits, trains, and retains a qualified and diverse workforce. This program can serve as a win-win for equity business owners and employees by:
- Supporting equity business owners as they grow their business; and
- Offering equity employees with the training and experience needed to place them on the path to high-quality, well-paying jobs. within the cannabis industry or in other industries beyond the one-year grant period.
Here is a complete Overview of the Workforce Development Grant Program.
Here is the Workforce Development Grant Application.
Here is a Resource list of Organizations that may be able to assist you in the recruitment, training and retention of employees.
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting PJ Shelton at 510-238-7661