Illinois Craft Grower PLUS Bundle

The Illinois Craft Grower Application Accelerator Bundle PLUS includes Manufacturing and Infusion information incorporated into specific Exhibits of the application materials. 


A total of 19 Exhibits are required to complete the Craft Grower Application. The Application Accelerator includes 10 of the 19 required Exhibits. 2 out of the 3 bonus on Exhibit M are included.


Exhibit List - Included Items

A: Suitability of the Proposed Facility

B: Suitability of Employee Training Plan

C: Security Plan and Recordkeeping Plan

D: Cultivation Plan

E: Product Safety and Labeling Plan

F: Business Plan and Services to be Offered

H: Applicant’s Labor and Employment Practices

I: Environmental Plan

L: Diversity Plan

M: Bonus Section (Optional)


In the event of a tie in scoring, the Department may award up to 2 bonus points for preferred but not required initiatives in the following categories: (1) community benefits plan, (2) substance abuse prevention plan, (3) local community/neighborhood report.


Application Accelerator Bundle includes ONLY the Community Benefits and Substance Abuse Prevention Plans. Local Community Neighborhood report is not included.


Additional Upgrade Packages


Exhibit D - Upgrade Package (Cultivation Plan) Exhibit D with the Accelerator Bundle includes all required compliance information. In order to create the strongest application possible, your team's cultivation experience needs to be added throughout the exhibit. We can help your team identify what skills & experience are relevant and add the proper language to the exhibit. These topics will include detailed information about cultivation methods & products to be sold. CALL FOR QUOTE - 510-479-7327


Exhibit F - Upgrade Package (Business Plan and Services to be Offered) Exhibit F within the Accelerator Bundle requires additional information and documentation about your team, including personal experience in cultivation or related industries, the source and uses of capital, and experience in business practices that promote economic development in Disproportionately Impacted Areas. We can help you gather the appropriate information and add the proper language to the exhibit. CALL FOR QUOTE - 510-479-7327


Illinois Craft Grower Applications from the Illinois Department of Agriculture can be found at this LINK.


FAQs on the Illinois Craft Grower Application can be found HERE


Applications will be accepted beginning on FEBRUARY 14, 2020. The deadline for submitting an application is 5:00 p.m. Central Time on MARCH 16, 2020. An application will be considered submitted on the date in which it was received, if received on or before 5:00 p.m. Central Time.


If received after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, the application will be considered received on the next business day. If the Department receives an application with missing information, the Department shall issue a deficiency notice to the Applicant. The Applicant shall have 10 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to resubmit the incomplete information. Applications that are still incomplete after this opportunity to cure will not be scored and will be disqualified.

Illinois Craft Grower PLUS Bundle


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