Community Economic Resilience Fund Program Proposed Regions – Public Comment Period

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: October 28, 2021
Revised: November 10, 2021

The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Office of Planning and Research, and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is seeking public comment on 13 proposed regions in California, as part of the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF). The 13 regions selected were based on an analysis from the state’s Labor Market Information Division, in addition to other key factors. The following were considered when selecting the proposed regions:

  • Connections to existing definitions of regions in California.
  • Relative size of population.
  • Geographic scale and size. 
  • Industry mix and economic relationships.

Additional information about the analysis and proposed regions is detailed in the attachments to this notice.

This notice is being issued to give stakeholders the opportunity to review the proposed 13 regions and allow for input, such as slight modifications to these boundaries (e.g. shift a county from one region to an adjacent region) before issuing the final Economic Regions for High Road Transition Planning Grants memorandum.

The EDD will consider all public comments received by November 19, 2021. Submit all comments to Please include “CERF Public Comments” in the email subject line.

Central Office Workforce Services Division


  1. CERF Proposed Regions Memorandum (PDF)
  2. CERF Additional Details (PDF)

Last Revised: 01/26/2022