Rural Community Assistance Partnership

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Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

"When many people hear child poverty in America the first stereotype is an inner city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the plain truth is that child poverty is pervasive and affects children everywhere although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

EPA Announces Funding to Create Two New Drinking Water Innovation Centers

We are excited to partner with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Design of Risk Reducing, Innovative Implementable Small System Knowledge (DeRISK) Center on new strategies for technology assessment and implementation in small drinking water systems.  Read all about it in the release below.

RCAP Gets Behind Protect Your Groundwater Day September 9

Extended droughts in California and Texas have put the spotlight on a critical resource of importance to every person—groundwater. Today, on Protect Your Groundwater Day, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) urges the public to act to safeguard groundwater.