Community Economic Resilience Fund


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North State CERF Partnership

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and North State Planning and Development Collective are Co-Conveners for the North State CERF region. The North State Region includes: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties. 

We look forward to working with partners and community members to advance community wellbeing, resilience, and economic opportunity in the North State.

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Focus Areas For the North State

  • Capacity Building 
  • Forest Health 
  • Wood Utilization Infrastructure 
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Workforce Development
  • Tribal Economic Development 
  • Entrepreneurial development 
  • Public Health
  • Broadband 
  • Food systems and food security
  • Other items to be identified through the regional planning process
North State CERF Forest

The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is an initiative of the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the California Labor Workforce Development Agency (LWDA). CERF was developed 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.

High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC)

A High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC) will guide the North State CERF process with representatives from the region's key industries and organizations.

  • Economic & Workforce Development 
  • Housing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Multicultural Organizations 
  • Youth
  • Health
  • Land/Water/Forest Management
  • Transportation

  • Tribal Stewardship
  • Philanthropy
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Education
  • Climate/Environmental
  • Agriculture 
  • Broadband
  • Private Sector
  • LGBTQ+

Office of Planning and Research (OPR)