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EAG Details

In support of PG&E’s community engagement process, InterEthnica (IE) and Farallon Strategies (FS) has been retained to form and facilitate an Equity Advisory Group to assure that voices from climate-vulnerable communities are properly included in the development of PG&E’s Climate Vulnerability Plan for the nine Bay Area counties. The EAG was envisioned as a working group of 8-16 representatives from community-based organizations (CBOs) that work in, with and/or for Bay Area disadvantaged communities.  

Members of the EAG will be compensated for their participation (see sections below). This compensation is intended to cover prep time, meeting time and follow-up tasks as well as travel time and expenses. Only the primary representative of a participating community-based organization will be compensated for their participation. EAG Members are individually and jointly responsible for representing their constituent population, as well as broader community interests.

EAG Goals and Values

The primary goals of the EAG are to:  

  • Provide information, insights, and recommendations that will be used to inform PG&E’s Community Vulnerability Assessment report to the CPUC 

  • Review and provide input on the Community Engagement Plan to ensure community engagement strategies meet the needs and preferences of target communities 

  • Share information with the communities served by PG&E about how climate change is expected to impact the resilience of PG&E's assets and operations

  • Foster long-term relationships and build trust with the communities most impacted by climate change

CBO Participation in EAG Work Sessions

Members of the Equity Advisory Group (EAG) will meet as a group 6 times during the initial project period in 2022. These work sessions will be convened and facilitated by InterEthnica and Farallon Strategies.   The following are general meeting topics.

  • Work Session #1: Introductions; overview of the project and goals; review and approval of operating principles, framework and procedures; orientation to terminology, maps, data sources, etc., and agree on tasks, timelines and milestones.   

  • Work Session #2: Review and approve draft outreach materials and survey tools; review outreach strategies; agree on roles, responsibilities and implementation plans 

  • Work Session #3: Review data and results from meetings, presentations and surveys; agree on preliminary findings and recommendations.

 

Work sessions are expected to be no more than 4 hours in length. Members of the EAG will be compensated $500 per session for their participation. This compensation is intended to cover prep time, meeting time and follow-up tasks as well as travel time and expenses.  

CBO Community Engagement Activities

InterEthnica and Farallon Strategies will retain 8 community-based organizations, one in each of the climate-vulnerable communities. Partner CBOs will serve as the project’s primary channels for engaging stakeholder constituencies.  

 

Roles of partner CBOs will include:  

  • Conducting surveys 

  • Distributing materials, posters, etc. 

  • Conducting outreach via social media 

  • Reviewing materials, developing distribution strategies, creating lists, etc. 

  • Implementing outreach campaigns to target audiences 

  • Interacting with respondents 

  • Lead 1-2 presentations to community and affinity groups within their region or area(s) of focus

  • Interacting with InterEthnica and Farallon Strategies 

  • Allocating and administering project funds received 

 

CBOs will be compensated $9,000 for services provided during the project period. In addition, CBOs will be compensated separately for making community presentations and organizing and hosting community meetings.

InterEthnica and Farallon Strategies will review and approve proposed presentations in advance. These presentations will be structured and scripted by IE and FS to assure coverage of and alignment with the project goals and messages. IE and FS will also provide presentation materials, data gathering tools and other support collateral. 

 

CBOs and EAG members will be compensated $250 for each approved presentation and/or community meeting. Additional CBOs will receive $250 for each hosted community meeting (over and above their outreach fee) is available to cover meeting costs (e.g. food for participants).  Attendees and participants will not be compensated. 

 
Stipend Schedule 

Members of the EAG will be compensated for their participation. This compensation is intended to cover prep time, meeting time, and follow-up tasks, as well as travel time and expenses. Only the primary representative of a participating community-based organization will be compensated for their participation. 

Stipends for EAG member participation includes:

  • $500 per EAG work session (up to 4)

  • $9,000 for community engagement services and activities provided during the project period

  • $250 for each approved presentation or community meeting conducted (up to 2)

    • Additional $250 for each hosted community meeting (over and above their outreach fee) is available to cover meeting costs (e.g. food for participants)

 

Apply to Become an EAG Member

The Equity Advisory Group is currently in development and we are evaluating potential members. If you are interested in participating, please apply below. It is likely that this group will continue to grow and evolve over the coming years, so if we do not have enough spots today, there will be openings in the future. We appreciate your engagement and ensure that appropriate stipends are offered and that each event is well managed and valuable to all.