California Tribal Resilience

Offering Free Training for Resource Managers and Customized Technical Support

Our FREE trainings and support will help with problems you may be facing:

Effective decision-making
Community and Tribal Council communications and engagement
Risk management and resiliency
Asset management and life cycles
Business planning & financial feasibility analyses
Sustainability planning (including SWMPs and TEPs)
Business planning
Grant management and proposal writing
Staff turnover and hiring

The Tribal Resilience Program can help!

Program Overview

The Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) is offering: 

  • FREE one-day managerial trainings and technical assistance workshops across the state of California. 

  • FREE one-on-one support focused on safe drinking water, wastewater, solid waste management, risk management and other environmental infrastructure needs.

  • FREE online webinars and training videos AVAILABLE NOW on the EFCWest YouTube Channel!

Training workshops have begun in both Northern and Southern California! Visit our Events Page HERE for details and to register.      

We Are Experienced Tribal Trainers and Specialists

EFCWest has been working with Tribes in California and throughout the southwest for over 15 years, providing technical assistance for waste, water and energy planning and supporting initiatives for economic development including business plans and feasibility studies. We understand unique and varied Tribal sustainability needs and how to empower Tribal environmental and resource managers.

Our workshop trainers and one-on-one advisors come from varied backgrounds to easily adjust to your Tribe’s needs. Check out their bios HERE.

Tribal Workshop - Conversation Mapping.png

Our Free Workshop Program Is Underway!

Our expert trainers know how to teach in an engaging way that help the ideas stick!

What can you learn in our workshops?

  • Discover powerful tools to communicate, craft presentations, engage and manage stakeholders, and inspire change.

  • How to attract, hire, train and retain natural resource and utility employees and create and maintain a workplace that keeps employees engaged working in positions critical to the Tribal community.

  • Learn to craft effective plans to reach your goals with accuracy and foresight including those for risk management, strategic planning, capital improvement, asset management and more. 

  • Understand how to craft a powerful grant proposal and manage grant funds and reporting effectively.

See what our current workshop offerings are on our Events Page and be sure not to miss a valuable free training near you!

For workshop updates, don't forget to subscribe with your email address on this page.

Our Free One-On-One Support Program Underway!

We are now offering free technical resource management support to a limited number of Tribes!

EFCWest advisors have completed one project with a Tribe in Southern California and are currently working with four other tribes across California on a variety of projects. These tribes are receiving free, tailored support on integrated solid waste management updates, waste water and drinking water management research, utility management innovation research, project prioritization techniques, and much more!

More spots are currently available for tailored support!

Our specialists can help you with business planning, feasibility studies, integrated solid waste management plans, water asset management, capital improvement, outreach and collaboration campaigns, hiring plans, marketing, risk assessment and much more. This program started in Spring of 2018 and will continue through 2019.

To be considered for our free one-on-one support program, please click below to fill out a brief questionnaire:

Funded by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation


We Want Your Input!

We are gathering input from Tribes in California about specific needs for training content and one-on-one support.  Click on the button below to fill out a brief survey and let us know what would help you most!


Have questions or want more information?