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Launching Soon- Redwood Region R.I.S.E. 

The Redwood Coast Region (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties) has been awarded a $5 million Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) planning grant. These state funds support community participation in planning a just and equitable economic transition to a carbon neutral economy, while creating a regional-scale economic development planning collaborative. 

The California Center for Rural Policy, in partnership with the Arcata Economic Development Corporation and North Coast Opportunities, will serve as Regional Convener of "Redwood Region RISE (Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable Economy)", facilitating a diverse leadership collaborative, engaging community, and conducting research to inform development of the regional plan. The planning effort will run through September 2024 and recommend investments across the region to support industries and create thriving wage jobs while pursuing carbon neutrality by 2030. 

CCRP is excited to leverage its long history of participatory research and engagement in the region in the service of CERF goals. Our mission is to set a table where people of all backgrounds, workers, business leaders, professionals, and policymakers can collaborate towards a vision of a thriving, carbon neutral, and equitable future".

- Dawn Arledge, CCRP Executive Director


Redwood Region RISE's dedicated webpage will be launching soon! To get on the initiative's mailing list, please email