Tribal Utility Governance (TUG) Program (Completed)
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Community Resource Group (CRG), in collaboration with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) and SmallWaterSupply.org, developed the Tribal Utility Governance Program (TUG).
This tribal-specific program provided training and technical assistance on utility management, financial and managerial capacity issues for personnel of tribally-owned and operated public water systems (PWS) in US EPA Regions 6, 8 and 9. It was designed for tribal government officials, utility board members, water system managers, other tribally owned system decision makers, and staff operating and maintaining Tribal PWS.
The trainings are now completed; however, recordings of the training modules are available below. The TUG training manual also contains worksheets, sample forms and road-tested tools.
For information on current certification in tribal utility management, see ITCA's Tribal Utility Management Level 1 Certification (TUMC1).