CCEDA has a track-record in establishing faith-based CDCs, notably with the recent creation of Stanislaus Equity Partners (STEP) CDC in Modesto. STEP received $5 million from the county of Stanislaus to start their CDC.
The inaugural cohort includes the following organizations:
Part of the 2022 Resilience Fund Cohort under the California Reinvestment Coalition; CCEDA has assisted eleven BIPOC organizations to establish lending programs and apply for CDFI certification.
Part of CCEDA’s Faith-Based CDC Initiative.
Webinar content and discussion points:
Part of a series of Regional Webinars, the culmination of CCEDA’s Climate Adaptation Initiative. (In association with the Climate Resolve)
Overview of CDFI Fund Technical Assistance award and Financial Assistance award (In association with FUND Consulting)
An Introduction to the Enterprise Facilitation model of local economic development (In association with Sirolli Associates)
An Introduction to Affordable Housing in Rural Environments (In association with the California Coalition for Rural Housing)
Webinar content and discussion points: • Effects of Unaffordable Housing and Affordable Housing o Effects on greater community, tenants/homeowners, and quality of life • Defining Affordable Housing o Goals, eligibility, parties involved in affordable housing • Funding and Obstacles o Rural housing obstacles, Federal and community development programs for rural housing, community land trusts, rural housing innovations
Net Energy Metering Information Session (in conjunction with Ideate Labs)
Session content and discussion points:
Benefits to Low Income Customers:
Low Income Home Water Assistance Program presentation for various water associations and providers.
Briefing content and discussion points:
An Introduction to Affordable Housing in Urban Environments (In association with the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing)
An Overview of the Office of Community Services Federal Community Economic Development Grant Program
General Overview: The CED grant program is a federal program administered by the Office of Communities Services will fund creation of sustainable business development, employment opportunities for low- income people, and leverage funding investments in communities. CED awards up to $800,000 in funds to private, non-profit organizations CDCs, including faith-based organizations and Tribal and Alaskan Native organizations.
Community Reinvestment Information Session
General Overview:• The Community Reinvestment Act is a foundational funding mechanism for CDCs and CAP/CAAs, however understanding how to leverage the legislation for resources can be difficult. This webinar filled that gap, explained the connect between CRA and CDCs/CAAs, and notified attendees of an opportunity to advocate for their needs in the upcoming CRA Rule Change.
A small business lending overview for faith-based organizations.
Leadership development and succession planning training for faith-based organizations.
State Small Business Credit Initiative and CalCAP program overview for community development organizations.
Affordable housing 101 educational session for faith-based organizations operating in rural areas.
CCEDA is continuously providing Technical Assistance to six Community Development Corporations. These efforts will ensure that all recipients of CCEDA’s technical assistance projects and training’s network can obtain strategic and targeted benefits of CCEDA’s services and receive ongoing access to important community development resources.
CCEDA has completed a comprehensive community needs assessment for CommUnify which services the Santa Barbara communities.
CCEDA continues to work collaboratively and advise DNSC on potential funding resources.
California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) continues to partner with the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) to help low and moderate income homeowners throughout California receive $40,000 grants to cover pre-constructions costs for building accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
CCEDA has assisted Community Action Agency’s (CAA) to pursue new funding sources with Weekly Fundraising Newsletters, and available TA.
CCEDA continues to provide Outreach, Continuing Education and Technical Assistance to its entire recipient network, with targeted outreach to smaller agencies who lack the bandwidth to respond to economic opportunities that may bring additional resources to their communities. CCEDA programming will be focused on addressing economic opportunities and initiatives, e.g., affordable housing, small business support and community economic development.
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