Economic Diversification Pilot Projects Draft Guidelines – Public Comment Period

Workforce Services Information Notice                                                               


Issued: November 7, 2022

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 seeking public comment on the Economic Diversification Pilot Projects proposed guidelines as part of the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF).

Additional information about the proposed guidelines are detailed in the attachment below.

The EDD is giving stakeholders the opportunity to review the Economic Diversification Pilot Projects proposed guidelines and allow for input on the elements identified within the document, as well as any other questions that may arise. Additionally, the CERF Leadership Team invites you to the upcoming facilitated discussions on the pilot phase of the CERF Program.

To register for the listening-style webinar please click on one of the following registration links:

Northern California Zoom Registration (expired) – November 16, 2022 from 10 – 11 am

CERF Regions: North State, Redwood Coast, Bay Area, Sacramento

Central & Inland California Zoom Registration (expired)  – November 17, 2022 from 10 – 11 am

CERF Regions: Eastern Sierra, Northern San Joaquin Valley, Central San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, Central Coasts

Southern California Zoom Registration (expired)  – November 30, 2022 from 10 – 11 am

CERF Regions: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Inland Empire, Southern Border

The EDD will consider all public comments received by Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Submit all comments to Please include “Economic Diversification Pilot Public Comments” in the email subject line.

Central Office Workforce Services Division


Economic Diversification Pilots Draft Guidelines (DOCX)