Our Work

The California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) has served California as a statewide membership association since 1989. A group of 15 Executive Directors who operated high capacity pipe-line nonprofit community economic development organizations throughout the State of California, CCEDA began supporting nonprofit, community-based, neighborhood-targeted development organizations that have programs, services and projects focused on improving the overall economic conditions in low and moderate income communities.

CCEDA’s early programs consisted of its annual teaching and learning conference,newsletters, programmatic funding, policy advocacy, and regionally targeted community development programs. CCEDA’s annual budget enabled it to serve an annual membership of over 200 organizations focused on building and implementing community economic development strategies for California’s economically impacted communities. Beginning in 2003, CCEDA substantially expanded its training and technical assistance programs for community development organizations.

To request Technical Assistance, submit the TA Request Sheet for review.

CCEDA is a California based non-profit organization and is able to provide direct CED technical assistance to non-profit CED organizations throughout the country through grants we have obtained from the public and private sector. Our technical assistance activities include:

  • Organizational and capacity analysis/recommendations
  • Project conceptualization and planning
  • Preliminary concept development (concept papers)
  • Assistance in forming pre-development or development teams
  • Business and program plans
  • Identification of resources or additional technical assistance
  • Preliminary project financial structuring and initial project proformas
  • Review and recommendations of project proformas
  • Preliminary negotiations for site acquisition
  • Preliminary negotiations for financing
  • Any assistance in moving projects along that might be “stuck” somewhere in the development process.

Depending on sources of our financing, CCEDA can provide additional more extensive technical assistance that can include:

  • Funding/financing applications
  • Site acquisition and negotiations
  • Financial structuring, negotiations and closing

If sources are not available for more detailed assistance, in specific cases CCEDA will build expenses for the extensive services into the actual project budget, which will only be paid if the project financing closes. 

To request Technical Assistance, submit the TA Request Sheet for review.


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