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.
The Resilience Fund is a community effort, designed to help provide immediate financial assistance, resources and guidance to Sierra Nevada businesses
Sierra Business Council administers the Sierra Economic Development District (SEDD), which includes El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Plumas counties. We’re currently developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for these five counties.
A project of Sierra CAMP, the Sierra Nevada Regional Climate Vulnerability Assessment will help Sierra Nevada communities prepare for climate change by examining social, economic, and environmental vulnerabilities specific to our region and by providing climate planning technical assistance.
Green Business Network
California Green Business NetworK Sierra Business Council hosts the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) – Sierra Chapter, a network of forward thinking local businesses on a
Gold Country Broadband Consortium
The goal of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) is to increase digital access and use of broadband in designated counties in the Sierra Nevada: Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra, and eastern Alpine counties.
Sierra Business Council’s Government Affairs team works with local, regional, and statewide partners to advocate for policies that enhance the communities, economy, and environment of the Sierra.
Lake Tahoe Water Trail
The LTWT is a designated water route along the 72-mile Lake Tahoe shoreline that links public beaches with launch and landing sites to help paddlers have a safe recreation experience, practice good stewardship, and protect the watershed.
Martis Fund Homebuyer Assistance Program
In partnership with the Martis Fund, Sierra Business Council administers the Martis Fund Homebuyer Assistance Program, which provides down payment assistance to help income-qualified working families in Placer County east of Donner Summit or in the Town of Truckee purchase homes.
The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) is a cross-sector partnership that promotes and facilitates regional climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) The SNEW no-cost program expands energy efficiency and renewable energy use in the Sierra, empowering local action, eliminating barriers to
Sierra Nevada Geotourism
Sierra Nevada Geotourism helps travelers experience the Sierra through the eyes of a local, learn about responsible recreation, and foster tourism-based economies in gateway communities.
Sierra Small Business Development Center
Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) A foundational program of Sierra Business Council’s work in Economic Empowerment, the Sierra SBDC provides free consulting and training