CCRP in the News

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CCRP's Chief Policy Advisor Connie Stewart Receives Cal Poly's Distinguished Service Award

July 14, 2023
Connie Stewart, our Chief Policy Advisor and 
Executive Director of Initiatives for Cal Poly Humboldt received the University President’s Distinguished Service Award on July 14, 2023. The award recognizes Connie, alongside fellow receipients College of the Redwoods President Keith Flamer, and Board Chair of the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation, Robin Smith, for her "long and distinguished commitment to the campus and local community", writes Cal Poly Humboldt.

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CERF: Redwood Region RISE Calls for Nominations

June 12, 2023
Regional Convener for the CERF (Community Economic Resilience Fund) Redwood Coast Region (Redwood Region RISE (Resilient Inclusive Sustainable Economy))together with Community Outreach and Engagement partner North Coast Opportunitiesis calling for nominations for the Region's Equity Council. The Council will include up to twenty community members representing its priority population groups in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino Counties, and Tribal Lands. Collectively, the Equity Council will provide guidance and oversight to Redwood Region RISE's community engagement process, and help ensure balance and representation in decision making. Partnership Agreement Letters are required, and stipends will be available.

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Regional Planning Begins for Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF)

January 31, 2023
$5 Million in COVID-19 Relief funding was awarded to the Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) on January 31, 2023. This funding is administered by the California Economic Development Department (EDD) through the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) established by AB 2342 (Cervantes). Thirteen regions across the state were funded, including the Redwood Coast Region (Redwood Region RISE), to support equity-centered carbon neutral economic development. As Regional Convener, the California Center for Rural Policy—together with Community Outreach and Engagement partner, North Coast Opportunities—will lead the stablishment of a High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC) for Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

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