Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF)

Equity is the path to a prosperous, healthy and resilient California. 

Smart, targeted investments that empower those most impacted by the pandemic and structural inequities can make the California dream a reality for everyone.

The state’s historic $600 million Community Economic Resilience Fund will support the development of regional economic roadmaps that invest in industries that will thrive in a carbon-neutral future, create high-quality jobs, and build a more equitable economy that works for all.

Upcoming Events: Listening Sessions

California Forward and PolicyLink – two nonprofit organizations committed to building equitable economies for all – are collaborating to support the successful implementation of the state’s Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF). Our collaborative will support more equitable, resilient, and inclusive regional economies by enabling connectivity, partnership and accountability, between the state, regional planning entities and communities. Join us for listening sessions in late 2021 and early 2022 to learn more about how to prepare for this once in a generation opportunity.


Contact Us

For programmatic related questions, please reach out to Ish Herrera at and Chione Flegal

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