Oregon Cannabis Assoc Announces Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Applications Start Date 1 February

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BACKGROUND On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, Portland City Council passed the Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). Council’s approval allows Civic Life to provide non-competitive, umbrella grants to three community partners—NuLeaf Project, The Initiative and the Oregon Cannabis Association—to support and stimulate emergency relief grants for cannabis business and individuals. Funds must be applied only to licensed business and/or its employees within Portland. City Council’s approval allocates $1.33 million in Cannabis tax revenue toward recovery efforts for Portland’s cannabis industry. The Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund will provide one-time grants of up to $25,000 for small sized licensed Cannabis businesses within Portland city limits or ancillary businesses with 80% of their income from cannabis businesses within Portland city limits, and up to $5,000 to cannabis industry workers economically impacted from COVID-19, vandalism, robberies, wildfire, and the residual effects of illness, trauma, and grief suffered from such impacts.

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Applications will be accepted on February 1st on a first come, first served basis. Funds will be dispersed starting March 1st.  Please send any questions and completed applications to cerfapps@orcannabisassociation.org.

BACKGROUND

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, Portland City Council passed the Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). City Council’s approval allocates $1.33 million in Cannabis tax revenue toward recovery efforts for Portland’s cannabis industry. The vote is historic as Portland becomes the first government jurisdiction...

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