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Rebates for Security Equipment NOW Available to Cannabis Businesses 

The City of Sacramento Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is offering rebates of up to $4,000 per cannabis facility/premises for the purchase of new or upgrade of its existing security equipment to reinforce the security around cannabis facilities and increase local compliance.  The rebate program is made available through grant funds received from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC).  Enhanced security around cannabis facilities is a priority for the City and the Sacramento Police Department especially in the wake of recent security breaches targeting cannabis facilities around the city. An upgraded security system can also result in lower insurance premiums for businesses.

To submit a rebate request, download the  Security Rebate Request Form.  Complete the form and submit along with required attachments by email to: cannabis@cityofsacramento.org.  On the email subject line, please put SECURITY REBATE REQUEST.

SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REBATES INCLUDE:

1) Purchase and installation of live motion security cameras

2) Up to one year of monitoring service for live motion security cameras

3) Purchase and installation of law enforcement Knox Box

4) Purchase and installation of safes, circular padlocks, steel or vault doors and frames,  remote activated access for doors, door plates/hardware, floor contact for rollup doors and 3M intrusion deterrent glass film.

5) Upgrade of exterior gate.

6) Preparation of a new or updated security plan. 

Products and/or services must be from a credentialed third-party vendor or meet the certification requirements listed on “Specifications of Qualifying Purchases/Services” below.   Items that do not meet the specifications are not eligible for rebates.

REQUESTER MUST BE ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW TO QUALIFY FOR A REBATE:

A. An owner of a permitted cannabis businesses who upgraded the existing security equipment installed on the cannabis premises

B. An applicant for a Business Operating Permit (BOP) whose premises has received its Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) and has completed the security requirements for the BOP walk-thru.

Note on Multiple Businesses in One Building:

  • Multiple businesses occupying the same building may split the costs with other businesses in the building.  Any shared costs must be noted on the receipts. Rebate check will be made out to the rebate requester.

  • Businesses that are co-located or sharing a facility with a single common exterior ingress/egress door may only submit one rebate request for one (1) live motion camera for the entire facility.

  • Businesses that own multiple permits and/or applications and/or premises may only submit a maximum of three (3) rebates of $4,000 each. Businesses that occupy the same premises/suite will only qualify for one (1) rebate for monitoring service of live motion security cameras, one (1) knox box and (1) security plan. 

SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS:

1. Download and complete the Rebate Request Form.   

2. Submit the completed form by email to cannabis@cityofsacramento.org along with the following items:

  • Itemized paid receipt showing the item cost.  Estimates and quotes are not acceptable and will render your submission incomplete. Receipts may not be older than January 1, 2022.
  • Photos or documentation showing installed equipment (rebates will not be issued for uninstalled equipment).  
  • A copy of the photo ID of the person submitting the request.
  • Written authorization from owner of business (if requester is not the owner)

4) If additional information is needed to process your request, OCM will reach out by email.  Otherwise, please consider your request in progress. 

Note:  Requesters must have a Supplier ID in order to receive rebate check. See instructions below on how to register as a supplier with the City.  Rebate requests will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis and will be accepted and processed until all available funds have been expended.  The maximum amount of rebate check to be issued is $4,000 per cannabis premises regardless of the cost of equipment and services identified on the receipts.

SPECIFICATIONS OF QUALIFYING PURCHASES/SERVICES:
  • Video monitoring and recording systems must cover the exterior areas of the ingress/egress of the facility. Costs vary based upon the numbers and types of cameras needed, and installation costs, but can range from $700 - $1500 for a smaller facility (see example here). Must be installed by a credentialed vendor who holds a certification as a Private Patrol Operator (PPO), Alarm Company Operator (ACO) or American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) or equivalent certification.  Monitoring shall be performed by a licensed third party ACO or PPO or equivalent.
  • Metal Latch Guards at $20-$40 dollars each, not including installation, for all exterior doors (see example here)

  • Hidden shackle padlocks at $40-$70 each for secured rooms (see example here)

  • Steel frames and doors (not including installation) at $2400 to $4200 each for areas of secured storage with the addition of a metal latch guard and hidden shackle padlock or a vault room door and frame at $1700 to $9400 (see example here and here)

  • For locations, like delivery businesses that don’t have an entire room for secured cash and cannabis storage, safe(s) will substitute for secured storage and cost between $1500 and $3000, depending on the size and features (see example here)

  • Knox boxes approved by the Sacramento Police Department to allow emergency access to locked premises for police and fire are $600. More information on Knox boxes can be found here.

  • Security plan that includes the 2021-2022 security updates must be prepared by a qualified professional who holds a PPO license under the California Business and Professions Code section 7582, a valid alarm company operator license under California Business and Professions Code section 7593, a valid ASIS or equivalent licensure or certification.

SUPPLIER REGISTRATION

To register as a vendor with the City and receive your Supplier ID, please follow these instructions.

If you have already registered as a supplier and would like to change the recipient of the reimbursement check to you or your business, you will need to register again.

Please use the following link to register as a supplier with the City of Sacramento: Register as a Supplier. Make sure to sign back into the portal to confirm your Supplier ID was approved.

Important Reminders

  • You must upload a completed W-9 and either a California Form 590, for in-state vendors and nonprofit organizations, or California Form 587 for out-of-state vendors, to the portal to complete your registration
  • On the CA-590 or CA-587, do not change the name of the Withholding Agent. it will always be the City of Sacramento
  • The name you register with is the name the check will be made payable to. If you add your dba, both names will be on the check 
  • The address you register with is where the check will be mailed
  • If documents are missing or incorrect, the applicant will receive an email from the City detailing what is needed
  • Be sure to check the portal and/or your email to ensure your registration is complete For assistance in the registration process, please send an email to: portalhelp@cityofsacramento.org
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

1.  Can I request a rebate for security upgrades I made in 2020?

Answer:  Unfortunately, only purchases made on January 1, 2022 or later are eligible for the rebate program.

2. Can I submit an invoice marked "paid" by the vendor?

Answer:  Unfortunately, invoices marked "paid" by a vendor are not acceptable.  However, you may submit alternate documentation in lieu of an actual receipt, such as a copy or a screenshot of your bank statement, Zelle or Venmo account showing that the amount claimed on your rebate request has been debited from your account.  

3.  What proof of payment can I submit if I paid in cash?

Answer:  You can submit a documentation from the vendor stating that the transaction was valid, along with the items claimed in the rebate and the amount that was paid.

4. I have received a grant and currently have a loan through CORE Capital, am I eligible to request a security rebate?

Answer:  You are still eligible for a security rebate, subject to eligibility requirements, as long as the receipts you are submitting for the security rebate are not the same receipts submitted as part of your budget under the grant and/or the loan program.

5.  If I have any questions regarding specifications of security items, who should I contact?

Answer: Please contact Sgt. Matt Young with the Sacramento Police Department CPTED/CLU Unit at MYoung@pd.cityofsacramento.org or at (916) 808-0867.   

For questions other than product specifications or vendor accreditation, please contact OCM at (916) 808-8955 or send us an email at cannabis@cityofsacramento.org.