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Cannabis Program's SEED Grant Now Accepting Applications

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The City of Portland’s Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Initiatives are now accepting applications for 2022.

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The City of Portland’s Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Initiatives are now accepting applications for the 2022 SEED Grant. The SEED Grant Fund works to aid, strengthen, and advance restorative justice, community reinvestment, and wealth creation for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) who have been disproportionately impacted by more than 80 years of cannabis prohibition laws.

Last year's, SEED Grant awarded 17 community non-profits and businesses a total of $1.8 million. The grant program continues to gain momentum, and last year more than 123 applications were submitted compared to 31 applications in the prior cycle. 

“Portland is becoming the national model on using local cannabis tax revenue to communities most harmed by racially-biased enforcement of cannabis criminalization," said Cannabis Program Supervisor Dasheeda Dawson. “In May, City Council tripled the program's investment in equity, restorative justice and community funding which means even more Portlanders will receive financial, educational and support resources, particularly those who suffered generational harm due to the impact of the War on Drugs.”

For more information, and to apply for the SEED Grant, visit the City’s Cannabis Program website. Informational meetings will be hel

INFO SESSIONS: Round 1 informational session which will held and recorded. 

  • Monday, Nov. 29 from 5:30  to 7 p.m. PST
  • Friday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST

To RSVP, please email SEED@portlandoregon.govfor more details.