Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) grants

NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received thus far, CERF acceptance and processing of new applications (individual and business) are paused until further notice. Please sign-up for updates on 2022 CERF grants here.

Questions about CERF? Watch Info Session (recorded Jan 28)

Get ready to apply for the Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund grants (CERF) if your business meets the qualifications set out by the City of Portland. Watch webinar replay to learn:

  • What criteria does a business need to meet to qualify?
  • What disaster or emergency situations qualify for relief?
  • What relief is available to my employees or former employees?


CERF grants specifically intend to address equity by prioritizing funds for historically excluded and undercapitalized communities, including minority-owned and women-owned businesses and individuals.

First date to apply for CERF grants is Feb 1. Grants will be awarded in the order received and on a first come, first serve basis. The webinar will help you prepare to apply.