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Community Economic Resilience Fund

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Overview of the CERF

The CERF, sourced from the State General Fund, will distribute $600 million across to 13 regions across California. The program will:

  • Support the development of inclusive regional planning processes in order to produce regional strategies for economic development efforts that prioritize the creation of accessible, high-quality jobs in sustainable industries.
  • Invest in projects proposed by regional planning tables that align with regional strategies and meet criteria for equity, job quality, and sustainability, among others.
  • Align and leverage state investments (e.g., High Road Training Partnerships, community capacity building programs), federal investments (e.g., Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), and philanthropic and private-sector investments in regions to maximize economic development efforts.

The Capial region includes the following eight counties: Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties. Valley Vision is the Regional Convenor & Fiscal Agent for the Capital Region, meaning we are responsible for ensuring our region meets the goals and values outlined above. This includes the formation of our region’s governance structure and identifying other partners to help lead our region’s efforts.

    In order to reach its goals, CERF will be executed through multiple funding streams (or phases). Click the accordions below to learn more about each of the funding streams purposes and objectives.

    Progress and Ongoing Work

    Ongoing Work

    Join the Collaborative!

    Collaborative Overview

    To foster an inclusive and equitable process, each region is tasked with building a High Road Transition Collaborative (“Collaborative”). These Collaboratives will help inform the Planning Phase and should be made up of diverse stakeholders across industries, geographies, and other demographics.

    By joining the Sacramento Region Collaborative, you will contribute to our region’s economic plan, whether that be by attending meetings, completing surveys, or meeting with us 1:1. This is our least time-consuming level of commitment and is flexible to you or your organization’s capacity. You will also receive Collaborative-specific communications.

    Those who join the Collaborative also have the opportunity to join Subregional or Ad-Hoc Committees. They will also be eligible for nomination and selection to the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council and Committees have an increased level of involvement that participants may be compensated for through our Capacity Assistance Funding Eligibility and Procedures.

    How to Join the Collaborative

    To join the Collaborative, we ask that you review our Governance Structure, which outlines our proposed values and governance structure. Please keep in mind that this is subject to change as we continue to build and receive input from Collaborative members.

    After reviewing, please complete the Partner Support Agreement by filling out the template. The information you’ll need to provide is:

    • Contact Person + Contact Information,
    • A very brief description of you or your organization’s role in the community or region, and
    • A very brief description of what you or your organization can contribute to the CERF planning phase.
    • Letterhead/Logo (Optional)

    To submit your completed Partner Support Agreement or If you have any questions about CERF, the Collective Partnership Agreement, or the Partner Support Agreement, please email us at

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