Ensuring everyone in our region can thrive means ensuring access to economic opportunity and quality employment, especially for people who’ve been excluded in the past, while also addressing one of our most pressing problems- climate change.
The Bay Area High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC), a new group of 52 organizations led by All Home and the Bay Area Good Jobs Partnership for Equity, has been awarded a Community Economic Resilience Fund planning grant by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to develop and implement inclusive, sustainable economic strategies in the Bay Area.
What is The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF)?
The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is a $600 million fund to build a sustainable and equitable economy across California, with a focus on supporting new strategies to diversify local economies and develop industries that create high-quality, broadly accessible jobs for all Californians in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.
CERF will support high-road economic development plans to create equitable access to quality jobs. High-road economic development supports environmentally sustainable businesses that pay living wages and create opportunities for career growth. As California recovers from the economic distress of COVID-19, CERF aims to ensure that the state’s economy works for all California residents, particularly those who have historically been marginalized.
About the Bay Area High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC)
In the Bay Area and 12 other regions in California, organizations have come together to create High Road Transitional Collaboratives (HRTCs) that include balanced representation from workforce, community, labor, business, government, economic development, education, philanthropy, and indigenous communities.
The State has chosen one HRTC in each region to receive a CERF grant of $5 million for a two-year planning process. After the initial $5 million planning grants are provided, an additional $500 million for implementation will be administered in rolling, competitive grants. Learn more about the planning and implementation phases.
At the request of multiple Bay Area HRTC partners, All Home has taken on the role of regional convener, responsible for coordinating with experts and stakeholders across all nine Bay Area counties to deliver on the purpose of CERF and run a transparent, inclusive, and democratic planning process that the region can rally behind.
All Home is focused on creating regional solutions to improve housing and economic security of the over-one-million individuals living in Extremely Low Income households in the Bay Area, many of whom could benefit from the high-paying jobs and economic infrastructure that CERF funds will help create.
See the executive summary of our CERF proposal
Bay Area HRTC Members
All Home worked with a number of organizations, the Proposal Development Working Group, to produce and submit a proposal to the State in July 2022. This core group was joined by dozens of organizations that submitted a Collective Partnership Agreement Letter in support of the proposal, which was signed on to by 52 organizations that comprise the original HRTC.
- Alameda Labor Council
- Arts Contra Costa County (ARTSCCC)
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network
- Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
- Bay Area Community College Consortium
- Bay Area Council
- Bay Area Regional Health Inequities (BARHII)
- Bloom Energy
- BlueGreen Alliance
- Building Skills Partnership
- Building Trades Council of Alameda County
- California Green New Deal Coalition
- California Institute of Integral Studies
- Canal Alliance
- Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods
- Centro Legal de la Raza
- Chinese Progressive Association
- Construction Trades Workforce Initiative
- Contra Costa Building Trades Council
- Contra Costa Economic Partnership (CCEP)
- Contra Costa Labor Council
- East Bay Economic Development Alliance
- Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Greenbank Associates
- Greenbelt Alliance
- Jobs with Justice San Francisco
- North Bay Jobs with Justice
- North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NBLC)
- Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley Port of Oakland
- Rural County Representative of California (RCRC)
- San Francisco Foundation
- San Francisco Labor Council
- San Mateo Labor Council
- Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network
- SF Building & Construction Trades Council
- Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter
- Silicon Valley Creates
- Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)
- Small Business Majority
- Solano Economic Development Corporation
- SOMOS Mayfair
- South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
- UC Berkeley Labor Center
- United Way Bay Area
- UpValley Family Centers of Napa County
- Transition U.S.
- Working Partnerships USA
HRTC Members sign a Collective Partnership Agreement Letter, which includes a commitment to working in partnership to achieve the goals set out in the program and collectively share the weight of responsibility in creating a more inclusive, equitable, and competitive regional economy.
The Bay Area HRTC is still growing. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved, have questions about the Bay Area HRTC, or would like to receive updates about CERF and the Collaborative’s process, please fill out this form or email [email protected]