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Stu News Newport

by Stu News Newport Staff

OCCF receives grants to support community college students’ endeavors to acquire credentials and secure employment in career-oriented, living-wage, middle-skill jobs in Orange County

While OCCF has continued its work to build an inclusive and sustainable local economy by supporting the creation of quality jobs with equitable access, in September 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 162, which established the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) to do the same across 13 California regions, including Orange County. OCCF has partnered with the Orange County Business Council, Charitable Ventures, and Orange County Grantmakers to join as a High Road Transition Collaborative (HRTC) philanthropic sector co-lead member that will ensure a fair governance structure, effective planning and implementation and engage private funding to expand CERF efforts. OCCF will utilize its newly awarded grants to incorporate CERF information and explore opportunities to leverage its work on the WDI.