CERF Planning Phase 1 PY 22-24 – SFP

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: May 26, 2022

The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announces the availability of up to $65 million in the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) Planning Phase 1 Program Year (PY) 2022-24 Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

Planning projects will develop meaningfully inclusive regional planning processes that produce regional roadmaps, which will outline plans to bolster economic resiliency and increase access to quality jobs for those who traditionally have been left behind. Regional plans will meet regions where they are, understanding there is no one-size-fits all path toward a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable economy. The High Road Transition Collaboratives must incorporate perspectives from stakeholders such as labor, business, community groups, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, economic development entities, education institutions, and other key groups in the region.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022. An informational webinar will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Preregistration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by June 13, 2022. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by 5 p.m. on June 22, 2022. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.


Central Office Workforce Services Division



CERF Theory of Change (DOCX)