The UAE Red Crescent grants $5 million to sustainable industries
on Friday. Arcata Economic Development Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a $5 million grant from the California Community Economic Resilience Fund to work on a planning process to develop sustainable industries that will create accessible, high-quality jobs for all. AEDC will manage the funds on behalf of the Redwood Coast Region, which includes Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, and Lake County, and in partnership with the California Center for Rural Policy at Cal Poly Humboldt.
“The agency has worked to provide funding to small businesses in these four counties for decades,” said Ross Welch, the agency’s executive director, in a prepared statement. These funds will allow us to collaborate and think more, and deal with infrastructure and community development projects and programs that support the entire region. We are glad to be a part of it.”
Planning efforts in the Redwood RISE (Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Economy) will run from November through September 2024 and will produce a plan recommending project investments across the region that will grow industries and support goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
“(California Center for Rural Policy) is excited to leverage its long history of participatory research and engagement in the region to serve CERF goals. Our mission is to set up a table where people of all backgrounds, workers, business leaders, professionals, and policy makers can collaborate to achieve a vision of a prosperous, carbon-neutral future. and fair,” Dawn Arledge, CEO of CCRP, said in a press release.
Coast Central announces $100,000 award
Coast Central Credit Union President and CEO James T. Sesa announced that the Board of Directors has approved the awarding of $100,000 through the Spring Round of the Community Investment Program to 12 local organizations, bringing the total grants awarded to $2 million since 2008 A total of 48 nonprofits received a $600,000 application.
Among the Fall 2022 award recipients are:
- $20,000 to Eureka Rescue Mission to buy bunk beds and mattresses
- $20,000 for a Fortuna Senior Center bathroom for a new building
- $10,000 to Telegraph Ridge Fire Protection for fire station repairs and upgrades
- $9,800 to Hoopa American Legion Post 415 for a new roof at the Community Center
- $6,600 for HCAR Bay Storage Center for Work Program
- $6,500 to Mattol Valley Resource Center for a backup generator
- $4500 to Humboldt Bay Rowing Association to Repair Boat Trailer
- $3900 Mad River Adult Day Care for New Desktops
- $3,500 to Whitethorn Volunteer Fire District for new digital radios
- $3500 To Willow Creek Fire Safety For Mill Maintenance To Reduce Brush
Province of Del Norte
- $9,200 to Lighthouse Repertory Theater for new equipment
- $2,500 to the Coffee Creek Volunteer Department for new wireless supplies
“The program began 14 years ago as a way to give $100,000 annually to local nonprofits as part of the credit union’s old motto, Helping People,” Sesa said. Five years ago, we were very fortunate to be able to increase that to $200,000 per year. We owe an enormous amount of gratitude to our members for their loyalty and to our volunteer board of directors for their continued support of this level of giving.”
The Spring 2023 Tour begins on February 1, 2023, at Coastccu.org/community/community-giving.