CERF Economic Development Pilot Project SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: January 10, 2023

The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announces the availability of up to $50 million in the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) Economic Development Pilot Program Year (PY) 2022-23 Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

The Economic Development Pilot will fund projects that have already emerged from existing regional processes or plans and are ready for implementation. This gives regions the opportunity to showcase innovative projects that advance the goals of CERF. This SFP fulfills the requirement of Senate Bill 162 that the program “provide a small initial tranche of funding for economic diversification pilots with demonstrable high road elements in those regions already engaged in economic recovery and transition planning.” These projects will align with the high road focus of the program and will demonstrate potential uses of CERF Implementation Phase funding.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023. An informational webinar will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Preregistration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by January 18, 2023. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by 5 p.m. on January 23, 2023. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.


Central Office Workforce Services Division