Community Economic Resilience Fund – CERF

CERF was created to promote a sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19 by supporting new plans and strategies to diversify local economies and develop sustainable industries that create high-quality, broadly accessible jobs for all Californians. Specifically, the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) would support communities and regional groups in producing regional roadmaps for economic recovery and transition that prioritize the creation of accessible, high-quality jobs in sustainable industries. On September 23, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 162, which established the $600 million fund.

The It Takes a Region Inland Empire CERF Application has been submitted!!!! The State is currently reviewing our application and we anticipate notification by August 8, 2022. Stay Tuned! 

Thank you to everyone who signed a Collective Partnership Letter, joined a committee or attended a meeting. We appreciate you!

It’s not too late to get involved!
1. Join the bi-weekly Inland Empire CERF meetings.
2. Join a Sub-Committee.
3. Invite attendees to join us!

Interested in signing the Collective Partnership Agreement Letter?

Contact jackie@iegocollab.com to find out more. 

What you need to know about CERF

CERF OVERVIEW

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 IPlanning 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 REGIONSThere are 13 CERF Regions. The Inland Empire Region includes All of San Bernardino and All of Riverside Counties.
FAQsCERF OPR FAQs
State WesbiteOPR Website
What’s Next?The Phase I Application is due July 25, 2022.
Click to view the State’s Timeline.
Join Us!We are meeting bi-weekly on Fridays at 1 p.m. via zoom. Register here.
 It Takes a Region.

Join us for bi-weekly Inland Empire CERF Meetings

Mark your Calendar!
Aug 12, 2022 01:00 PM

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Meeting Archives
Inland Empire CERF Planning Meetings

July 15, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
July 1, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Inland Empire CERF Listening Session Archive
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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CERF was created to promote a sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19 by supporting new plans and strategies to diversify local economies and develop sustainable industries that create high-quality, broadly accessible jobs for all Californians. Specifically, the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) would support communities and regional groups in producing regional roadmaps for economic recovery and transition that prioritize the creation of accessible, high-quality jobs in sustainable industries. On September 23, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 162, which established the $600 million CERF. The CERF is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Additional resources regarding CERF can be found at calcerf.org. or CERF information is available on the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

INLAND EMPIRE RESOURCES

San Bernardino County CEDS (2019-2024)
Riverside County CEDS (2019-2024)

Want to Join a Committee?

We have developed the following four Committees to prepare one comprehensive application for the Inland Empire.

Governance & Structure

Outreach & Engagement

Data & Plan Alignment

Sector & Project Integration

COMMS, Arts & Culture

Want to Stay up-to-date?

Sign-up for the CERF mailing list and get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Additional CERF information is available on the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) website.

Questions? Please contact Jackie Melendez at jmelendeziego@iegives.org.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you as we prepare the region for CERF.