Major Initiatives

CCRP works on diverse projects related to community well-being in rural northern California. Within CCRP's current portfolio are a few major initiatives, defined as projects in which CCRP is working with partners at a regional scale, cross-sectorally, and/or pursing large systemic change over time through research, facilitation, and convening. 
Please see below California Center for Rural Policy's current major initiatives:

California Jobs First (formerly Community Economic Resilience Fund, CERF): Redwood Region RISE

CCRP is the Regional Convener for one of the 13 "California Jobs First" Regions in the Statethe Redwood Coast Region. Our Region’s initiative is called Redwood Region RISE, and includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino Counties, and Tribal Lands. CA Jobs First was created to promote a sustainable and equitable recovery from the economic distress of COVID-19. Through these efforts, we aim to create thriving-wage opportunities for workers in the Region while pursuing sustainable economic growth that aligns with California’s goals for a carbon neutral future.


Redwood Region RISE Landing Page

Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO)

The Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO) is an eleven county consortium consisting of Health Officers and Public Health leaders in the far northern region of California. The eleven counties that comprise RANCHO include: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity.

The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Cal Poly Humboldt has contracted with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as the Regional Contractor for RANCHO. CCRP is partnering with RANCHO & CDPH to achieve an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and advance health equity across the region.


RANCHO Landing Page