$50 Million Dollars Scheduled to be Released for CERF Diversification Pilot Program
The State of California is now accepting comments for the CERF Diversification Pilot Projects Program. The CERF Pilot Projects will fund projects aligned with the values of the CERF program that demonstrate potential uses of CERF implementation funds. Up to $50 million will be available for funding, with a maximum of $10 million allowed for any single award. Up to 13 projects will be funded, and geographic equity among regions will be prioritized. The final Pilot Projects SFP will be released in January 2023.
ABOUT CERF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PILOT PROJECTS
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Labor & Workforce Development Agency (Labor Agency), and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) have announced the availability of up to $50 million in pilot project grants as part of the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF).
The Economic Development Pilot will fund projects that have already emerged from existing regional processes or plans and are ready for implementation. This funding opportunity is a recognition of the ongoing efforts of communities across California working to build a more inclusive and equitable economy for all. Regions will be able to showcase innovative projects that advance the goals of CERF.
Questions for the State? Please contact, WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov.
To view the full SFP, please visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.
CERF Pilot Projects Archives
Please read the Inland Empire’s comment letter here.
Please review the Draft Guidelines and visit the State’s website for more information.
INLAND EMPIRE HIGH ROAD TRANSITION COLLABORATIVE
It Takes a Region: Community Engaged, Empowered, Determined
Inland Empire Contacts:
Inland Empire Labor Institute (IELI) Inland Economic Growth
and Opportunity (IEGO)
Inland Empire Community Foundation with serve as the Fiscal Agent.
Thank you to everyone who signed a Collective Partnership Letter, joined a committee or attended a meeting.
We appreciate you!
It Takes a Region
The It Takes a Region: Inland Empire CERF Proposal presented by the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO) is the culmination of an open, regionwide planning process that builds off the work of a multisector collaboration of partners seeking to build a more prosperous future through equity, innovation, and sustainability. With this proposal we seek to do economic development differently by elevating new voices and growing new jobs in opportunity industries such as Green Energy and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Logistics, Arts/Digital Media, Cybersecurity/Information Technology and more. The proposal calls for the development of the Inland Empire High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC) that will include an Inclusive Planning Council with three ports of entry for meaningful engagement: Subregional Tables, Committees, and Equity Councils. As the Inland Empire emerges from the pandemic and prepares for a more technological, sustainable, carbon neutral future it is imperative that we center the most important asset in the region: The People.
What you need to know about CERF
The State of California’s historic $600 million dollar investment in the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is a massive investment in regional inclusive economic development with the potential to transform the Inland Empire and communities negatively impacted by the pandemic and systemic inequities.
Download the CERF Factsheet
|PHASE I||Planning Grant – $5 million|
During Phase I, one $5 million dollar grant will be award to each CERF Region to support the development of smart, targeted regional economic roadmaps that can create high-quality jobs and build a more equitable economy that works for all.
|CERF REGIONS||There are 13 CERF Regions. The Inland Empire Region includes All of San Bernardino and All of Riverside Counties.|
|FAQs||CERF OPR FAQs|
|State Website||OPR Website|
|Definition of High Road Jobs|
Per CERF, High Road jobs are defined by employers who offer the following:
|It Takes a Region.|
Inland Empire CERF Planning Meetings
DECEMBER 2, 2022 - 1 :00 p.m.
Meeting Agenda | Chat Notes
Meetings Cancelled for October & November
Sept. 23, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 9, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
August 26, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
August 12, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
June 17, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
June 3, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
May 20, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
May 6, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Apr. 22, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Apr. 8, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
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INLAND EMPIRE RESOURCES