COmmunity Economic Resilience Fund

The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is a statewide program that 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.

SBC has been selected by state leaders to serve as the convener and fiscal agent for the Eastern Sierra region, which includes Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Alpine, Inyo, and Mono counties. 

This critical grant will shape our future industries, diversify our economy, and provide for a better quality of life for all who call this region home. We’re looking forward to working together on both the challenges and opportunities presented by CERF. 

Thank you!

SBC would like to thank all of our esteemed partners and the community stakeholders that supported our CERF application. 

The application process was extensive and we’re grateful for the time, expertise, and feedback we received from each of you. We’re looking forward to working together on both the challenges and opportunities presented by CERF. We appreciate your hard work, critical feedback, engagement, collaboration, and commitment to promoting a sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19. 

Please follow the link to the right to read our formal press release.

NEXT STEPS:

Our top priority is to form the High Road Transition Council (HRTC) that will help Sierra Business Council guide this process. If you or someone you know would make a good candidate for this council, we will be sending out an application in early November. Please ensure all applicants are signed up for our Eastern Sierra CERF listserve (click here to sign up!) and contact us at cerf@sierrabusiness.org with any questions or comments. 

Listening Sessions:

CERF Listening Session, 7/13:

Comments or questions? Contact the Sierra Business Council CERF team by emailing: cerf@sierrabusiness.org

 

CERF Listening Session, 6/15:

Comments or questions? Contact the Sierra Business Council CERF team by emailing: cerf@sierrabusiness.org

 

CERF Listening Session, 6/1:

Comments or questions? Contact the Sierra Business Council CERF team by emailing: cerf@sierrabusiness.org

 

ABOUT CERF:

CERF Regions:

The CERF organized geographically  by several geographic regions and boundaries that can administer the program’s funding and work.

The regions are defined in a way that promotes geographic equity and is consistent with existing economic development efforts as well as other state definitions of regional economic and labor markets. The final 13 regions will all receive planning grants and implementation funds through a competitive process. The release of the final regions also includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to address some of the concerns that emerged during the public comment period for the regions.

Click here for more on CERF Regions. 

Join Us In Creating A More Resilient Sierra.

To learn more about this program, contact: 

cerf@sierrabusiness.org
530.582.4800