On September 2nd, the Administration announced the 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Funded by the American Rescue Plan and administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Regional Challenge provides each awardee funding to rebuild regional economies, promote inclusive and equitable recovery, and create thousands of good-paying jobs in industries of the future such as clean energy, next-generation manufacturing, and biotechnology. The Central Valley Community Foundation was awarded $65.1 million for the F3 - Fresno-Merced Future of Food program.