CERF Program Evaluation Award – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: March 24, 2023

The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce the award of $3.3 million for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Program Evaluation grant for Program Year (PY) 2022-23.

The CERF Program Evaluator, The Mark USA, Inc. (The Mark), in collaboration with the CERF Inter-Agency team and the regional High Road Transition Collaboratives (HRTCs), will lead the design and implementation of evaluating the planning and implementation phases of CERF. The Mark is expected to serve as a learning partner and provide data-driven recommendations to inform the decisions of the CERF Inter-Agency Leadership Team and the HRTCs. The outputs of the evaluation will inform adaptations, shifts, and recommendations to the work as new lessons emerge with the goal to support real-time feedback and learning.

The executive summary for the awardee is available on the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.

If you have any questions regarding the CERF Program Evaluation grant solicitation, please email WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov.


Central Office Workforce Services Division