Community Economic Resilience Fund

What is the Community Economic Resilience Fund?

The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) was created to promote a sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19 by supporting new plans and strategies to diversify local economies and develop sustainable industries that create high-quality, broadly accessible jobs for all Californians.

To achieve this goal, the State will allocate $600 million across thirteen designated regions to fund the development
of region-specific economic development strategies that support the creation of quality jobs and equal access to
those jobs. For more information about the CERF program, please read the CERF LA HRTC Fact Sheet.

We are excited to announce that the Los Angeles coalition of over 200 organizations and stakeholders was awarded Phase 1 Funds for CERF process.




  • July 31st 9AM – August 1st 3PM


  • August 7th 9AM – August 8th 3PM

cerf election background

The CERF LA HRTC has planned two elections to establish our Affinity Hub Leads and Steering Committee to meet the state’s requirement by August 1st. As outlined in our proposal, the Steering Committee will consist of a subset of representatives from the Affinity and Subregional Tables, Hub Leads, additional stakeholders associated with CERF, and selected community members. Out of the 38 available seats on the Steering Committee, 12 positions will be reserved for the recipients of the Affinity Hub Lead grants in the Outreach and Engagement Hub Structure.

To ensure the formation of the Steering Committee, the CERF LA HRTC will conduct two separate elections. The first election will focus on choosing the 12 Affinity Hub Leads. Each of the 12 elected representatives from partner organizations for the Affinity Hub Lead positions will be each awarded $50,000 and guaranteed one respective seat on the Steering Committee. The second election will fill the remaining seats on the Steering Committee. Candidates who participate in the first election but are unsuccessful will still have the opportunity to run in the second election if they are interested in joining the Steering Committee.

Please review the Election Guide linked above for more details about the timeline, roles, and voting mechanism.

Upcoming Meetings –


Outreach and Engagement Committee

LA County HRTC Partners Meeting

  • Meets bi-weekly on Fridays at 9 AM
  • Next Meeting: Friday, August 11th | 9 – 10 AM
  • Zoom Link

To receive a calendar invite, please contact [email protected]. For Partners that are unable to join, meeting minutes are available in the Meeting Presentations and Recaps section below.

LA County partner Resources

Outreach and Engagement and Communications Toolkit:

CERF Fact Sheet

CERF Steering Committee Fact Sheet

CERF Email Recruitment

To join the LA HRTC Collaborative, please click here.

For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Newsletters & Recaps

Meeting Resources

Meet Our Partners

To view the full LA HRTC Partner list, please click here.

Join Our Coalition

If you are interested in joining the Partners meeting and being added to the LA HRTC mailing list, please fill out the LA County CERF Engagement form.