As a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark: Water Action Fellowship (CivicSpark: Water) has clear performance measures and goals. Please complete the following capacity assessment survey to help us better understand your community and agency goals, and how they align with the CivicSpark: Water Action Fellowship. We will require a similar survey at the completion of the Water Action Fellowship service year to assess the extent to which we met these goals.
Please provide the following background information on your agency or department, to the best of your knowledge. Only the questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required, however any additional information you can provide will be helpful for our program reporting. If all of this information is not available to you at this time, you may provide missing information to LGC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All local public beneficiaries participating in CivicSpark: Water must provide the following information in order to determine program eligibility.
Part of our program's capacity building goal includes expanding staff knowledge and understanding of sustainable water management. The following questions are used to get a sense of your agency's knowledge and understanding as it relates to: statewide policies in the water-sector, internal agency support for watershed resilience initiatives, and staff training on integrated watershed approaches. Please answer genuinely. This data will only be used for pre- and post- assessment comparisons to determine achievement toward goals; it will NOT be shared outside of the CivicSpark: Water team.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not at all familiar, 5 being expert knowledge), please rank your familiarity with the following state policy mechanisms and programs, as they relate to integrated water resource management in your community.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not at all supported, and 5 being very strongly supported), please rank the level of support you have from each of the following groups to better integrate water management with land use planning, or to pursue other sustainable water management efforts. Note: please answer genuinely. This data will only be used for pre- and post- assessment comparisons to determine achievement toward goals; it will NOT be shared outside of the CivicSpark: Water team.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being no training, and 5 being extensive training), please rank the extent of training you/ your staff have received on the following topics:
CivicSpark: Water seeks to build local capacity in four general categories: staff development, project development, stakeholder engagement, and knowledge diffusion. Please establish at least one tangible goal in each of these categories that you would like to see accomplished by the end of your CivicSpark: Water project. Fellows will utilize the results of this survey to assist them in finalizing their capacity building goals for the Service Year.
All CivicSpark: Water Action Fellows will support increased volunteer engagement by establishing new volunteer programs or enhancing existing programs related to sustainable water management. To support fellows in their volunteer engagement efforts, please briefly describe any existing volunteer services your agency/department utilizes.