SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The 2022 Cannabis Revenue Grant Awards were announced during the South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday. During a previous meeting, the Council approved $400,000 to be dispersed through a grant program, the amount being equal to half of the cannabis revenue received by the City last year.
This program provides funding opportunities to local schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with programs or projects designed to mitigate the potential impacts of the cannabis industry in South Lake Tahoe and also promotes the priorities of the City Strategic Plan. Those interested could have applied for a grant between $1,000 and $50,000, and the City received 23 applications.
The mayor, one city council finance committee member, the city manager, and the city’s finance director reviewed the applications and decided to award 14 projects that were most consistent with the criteria, for a total of $399,650. Ten are offered at the original request amount, four at a different amount.
The following is a list of organizations and the awards offered:
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe (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
The City wants to thank all applicants and encourage those who did not receive funds this year to reapply in 2023. Visit www.cityofslt.us/grantprogram for more information on award criteria and how to apply next year.