This application is for CivicSpark Projects for either the Climate, Water, or Opportunity Access track. Your application will help LGC Staff understand your project, identify alignment of your project with our programmatic priorities, and ensure your project is eligible for CivicSpark support. Completion of the application form does not ensure you a placement nor does it obligate you to participate. This is merely the first step in the application and commitment process.
All fields marked with a red *are required.
The following section includes a series of dropdown options for you to categorize your project and establish a project profile. Categories include target regions, activities, topics, and outputs.
We will use this project categorization to a) match projects more closely with Fellow applicant interests, and b) rank project applications in accordance with our programmatic priorities.
Note: for some of the sections you will estimate the percentage of the project that fits that criteria. Each category should total 100%. For example; General Activity Types: 50% research, 0% Planning, 50% implementation.
This section asks for information about the target local public agencies for your project.
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This section asks for information about the target local public agencies for your project. CivicSpark Fellows can only "serve" eligible beneficiaries as defined by a variety of Opportunity Access measures (related to community well-being, transit accessibility, affordable housing, broadband access, or unemployment as appropriate).
LGC Staff will use publicly available data to determine if the identified beneficiaries are eligible and will applicants know if there are any issues with the identified beneficiaries.
AmeriCorps programs are funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, and in part by participating local governments. Receiving CivicSpark support requires a fiscal contribution; public agencies or third parties can provide that fiscal contribution. Rates for CivicSpark support are all-inclusive (e.g., covers workers compensation, liability insurance, workplace costs, member personnel benefits, job travel support, etc.); and is based solely on project work.
To proceed with CivicSpark services, LGC requires completion of a signed Service Agreement (contract) and a 10% down payment of total service cost. Service Agreement and down payment must be received prior to the start of CivicSpark Fellow service. The remaining cost of service will be paid monthly throughout the term of service.