SRFA DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
The first step in the Sacramento River Funding Area (SRFA) Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program (DACIP) was to identify disadvantaged communities (DACs) and the water systems that serve them. Once the DACs and water systems were identified, and the database and maps created, the SRFA DACIP Project Team set out to conduct Needs Assessments in order to determine water system infrastructure needs and other needs such as financing, capital investment planning, and board development. The Needs Assessments conducted in 2018 targeted two groups: 1) the water system operators for water systems servicing DAC Census Places and 2) the customers of those water systems to gain an understanding of their perspectives. Special Tribal Needs Assessments are being conducted in 2019.
- DAC Places: Needs Assessment Outreach with Water Purveyors
The SRFA DACIP Project Team conducted Technical, Managerial and Financial (TMF) Needs Assessments via interviews with water system operators for water purveyors servicing communities in DAC Census Places throughout the SRFA. This highly successful task produced a significant amount of information on the water and wastewater needs of DACs across the SRFA. Follow the link above for more information about the DAC Place Needs Assessment.
- Community Perspectives: Case Studies
The SRFA DACIP Project Team, led by Carlos Quiroz (Quiroz Communications), engaged with selected communities in DAC Census Places to better understand the full suite of water-related issues from the customer’s perspective. Follow the link above for more information about the Community Perspectives Case Studies.
- Tribal Needs Assessment
The SRFA DACIP Project Team, led by the California Indian Environmental Alliance (CIEA), is developing a special Needs Assessment form for Tribes and Tribal water and wastewater systems throughout the SRFA. These assessments will occur in 2019. Follow the link above for more information.