Hello Water, Utility, and Environmental Managers,

The Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest), located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been working with Tribes in California and throughout the southwest for over 15 years, providing workshops and technical assistance for waste, water, and energy planning and supporting initiatives for economic development, including business plans and feasibility studies.

Recently, EFCWest was awarded a grant from the California Wellness Foundation to focus ONLY on Tribes in California, to support efforts to improve community health, provide safe drinking water and reduce waste on reservation lands. Since the beginning of 2018, EFCWest has been providing FREE managerial training, technical assistance workshops and one-on-one support for Tribes on safe drinking water, wastewater, solid waste management, resiliency and other environmental infrastructure needs. EFCWest has assisted a variety of rural California Tribes with tailored support in areas including Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWMP) updates, decision criteria framework analysis, water conservation, grant proposal development and more. EFCWest has partnered with Tribes and prominent Tribal organizations to conduct many successful workshops across California for over 70 tribal members, government, and staff. Workshop topics have included workforce management, water rates (analysis, strategy, and implementation), grant writing, community outreach and engagement and much more. 

Workshops, webinars, and one-on-one support opportunities will continue through 2019. To stay up to date about opportunities be sure to subscribe to our mailing list on the right side of the EFCWest California Tribal Resilience webpage if you haven’t already.

Your feedback on this brief survey will help us design the most effective training program to fit your Tribe.

Instructions: In anticipation of our future environmental training workshops and one-on-one support throughout 2019, we ask that you please respond to the questions below. Your answers will be used to tailor new workshops to best fit your specific Tribal needs to best address your current issues. The content of the training workshops will be based on the answers you give us.

We very much appreciate your time.

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* 1. In which of the following water, utility, and environmental management areas do you need the most training or support? Please check up to 8 topics that apply below:

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* 2. Are you interested in obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEU's) from the state of California?

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* 3. Please let us know how far you are willing to travel to attend a one-day training workshop:

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* 4. Would you be willing to host a one-day training workshop provided by EFCWest at your Tribal location?

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* 5. Please let us know your name, role, and contact details below:

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* 6. Are you interested in obtaining one-on-one support consisting of at least one full day of tailored, in-person assistance as well as ongoing remote support?