In April of 2021, the City of Los Angeles established the Social Equity Entrepreneur Development Grant Program (SEED) Grant Program). The Rules and Regulations for the SEED Grant Program can be found here. The SEED Grant Program utilizes funding from the Cannabis Equity Grant for Local Jurisdictions (CEG Grant) to provide financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants. To date, the City of Los Angeles has dedicated $11 million towards the SEED Grant Program through funds made available through the 2019, 2020, and 2022 California CEG Grant awards.
SEED is administered in partnership with Elevate Impact LA.