Prop 64 Advisory Group
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On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 (Prop 64) was passed by voters allowing adults, aged 21 years or older, to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Prop 64 created two new taxes; the revenues of which are deposited into the California Cannabis Tax Fund. Current law allocates, after other specified disbursements, 60 percent of the remaining California Cannabis Tax Fund be deposited into the Youth Education Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account (YEPEITA).
Funds will be disbursed to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for youth programs aimed to educate and prevent harm from a substance use disorder.
From the passing of Prop 64, DHCS has established the Prop 64 Advisory Group. The purpose of the Prop 64 Advisory Group is to share emerging trends in youth substance use, make recommendations to DHCS on best practices for youth substance prevention, and provide feedback on YEPEITA-funded program assessment, implementation and evaluation.
Membership of the Prop 64 Advisory Group is limited to ensure a productive discussion environment; however, all meetings are open to the public. Participation in any of the following would qualify as ineligible for membership:
Applying for any contract or grant funded, in whole or in part, by the
YEPEITA account; and
Receiving any financial benefit, including compensation, from any contract or grant funded, in whole or in part, by the YEPEITA account.
Round 1 Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program
Grounded in social justice youth development, the Youth Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention Program will support a statewide network of organizations working on SUD prevention, education and early intervention start-up activities and/or enhancement efforts in low-income urban and rural areas throughout California, with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. The Youth SUD Prevention Program is investing in a cohort of organizations and creating a community of practice that lifts up and makes available racially and culturally responsive population-based and place-based approaches specifically for California's demographic communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. We are seeking applications from community based or Tribal organizations that strive for health equity and that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects focused on youth from 12-26 years old.
Download the Request for Applications
Deadline: Applications are due no later than 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) on February 6, 2020.
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