The Southern Border CERF Collaborative is a growing group of organizations committed to collaborating on a bi-county proposal for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF)
By bringing together a set of regional planning tables across Imperial Valley and San Diego, our goal is to create a broad and inclusive proposal development and planning process to diversify and strengthen our local economies and grow sustainable industries that create high-quality jobs for all. Our core focus is to ensure that this collaborative and our shared proposal reflect the needs and priorities of communities and stakeholders across the region and generate ideas and project opportunities to build community wealth for years to come.
We will continue to expand this website and add key updates so that everyone can stay informed and contribute actively to the proposal development process. We invite you to join our growing collaborative. All are welcome and we encourage you to sign-up below to get involved.
“Community- and worker-centered inclusive economic planning has never been attempted at this scale. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated in stark relief that our economy did not work for all, and the same approach to economic planning is not an option. Although this process will be new and challenging, including voices that have been traditionally left out of economic planning is an important means to achieve equitable outcomes.”(CERF Planning Draft Guidelines April 22, 2022)