Request for Proposal - Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance

Closed February 23, 2022, 04:00 PM

General Statement of Work

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to design, implement and administer a small business program that will support social equity applicants seeking cannabis business licenses with the City and County of Denver. 

The program seeks to reduce barriers to entry into the cannabis industry, create opportunities for individuals disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement, and increase racial and ethnic representation among cannabis business owners and employees. Technical assistance (TA) is critical to helping social equity applicants leverage the exclusive licensing opportunities offered by the social equity program. The program will be funded using $500,000 from cannabis sales tax revenues. 


  • Deadline is Wednesday, February 23 at 4 p.m.
  • Technical questions and technical support regarding the online application will be accepted and answered individually up to the proposal submission deadline. 
  • Proposals will ONLY be accepted electronically via the application portal