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Rural Matters

RCAP is a non-profit network reaching rural and small communities in all 50 states to improve quality of life by starting at the tap.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)

Training

RCAP provides training for water operators, utility board members, financial officers, and community members to help prepare communities to manage their own water systems and reach financial sustainability.

Development

RCAP works with communities
and partners across the country
to advocate and generate economic opportunities for rural areas.
RCAP seeks to ensure that
every community has the resources
needed to thrive and plans
for economic growth and sustainability.

Support

RCAP has a team of Technical Assistance Providers (TAPs) across the country who live and work in the communities we serve. These TAPs help communities by providing practical guidance and capacity-building expertise – from financial advice, to environmental services like helping communities comply with federal and state regulations, and more.

10 to 20 jobs added in the U.S. for every $1 million invested in water supply and treatment infrastructure

1.25 million+ Americans live without access to complete plumbing facilities

U.S. EPA estimates costs small community water systems need to maintain and update infrastructure is 74.4 billion.

the RCAP network serves annually 1 million+ rural households

83% of water systems in the United States are identified as small systems.

RCAP has 200+ experts on staff to help small communities.

Our Partners

Northeastern RCAP

Serving all six New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Southeastern RCAP

Serving Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Great Lakes RCAP

Serving Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Southern RCAP

Serving Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alabama.

Midwest RCAP

Serving Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Western RCAP

Serving Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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