PROJECTS

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Vulnerability Assessment

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.

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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

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CERF

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.

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Resilience Fund

The Resilience Fund is a community effort, designed to help provide immediate financial assistance, resources and guidance to Sierra Nevada businesses

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CEDS

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.

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Winery in Camino, El Dorado County with the Crystal Rage of the Sierra Nevada in the background

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California Jobs First (CERF) – Placer & El Dorado COunties California Jobs First/the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is a $600 million statewide program that

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Forestry Entrepreneurship

Forest Entrepreneurship Program Sierra Business Council, alongside our partners at Sierra Commons, is excited to present a free training for entrepreneurs looking to establish a

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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.

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Steve Frisch, SBC president, presenting at the 2022 California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force in Grass Valley

Government Affairs

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sierra CAMP

The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) is a cross-sector partnership that promotes and facilitates regional climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.

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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

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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. 

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