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Prop 64 Advisory Group
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.
Applications for membership to the Prop 64 Advisory Group were published on June 4, 2019 and were due by June 21, 2019. 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.
Request for Application (RFA)
DHCS is seeking qualified applicants to implement the Youth SUD Prevention Program. The goal of this program is to support SUD prevention, education, and early intervention start-up activities and/or enhancement efforts throughout urban and rural areas across the state. The RFA and Scope of Work available for review below.
Request for Application
Exhibit A - Scope of Work
Exhibit B - Price Quote Template