RCAP Announces New Partnership with Spring Point Partners, Focuses on Regionalization

November 8, 2018 | General RCAP News, Press Releases

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2018) – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced today during the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) Partnerships Information Network Webinar that it will expand work on projects focused on regionalization, including additional research and technical…

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Ending Plastic Pollution

November 6, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News

Written by: Melissa Melton To increase public awareness and to develop strong environmental stewardship habits, uniformity and consistency have been common denominators this practitioner has recommended over the years. When pre-planning for Earth Day 2019 and it's countdown to 50-years…

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RCAP Welcomes New National Team Members

October 22, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Press Releases

Washington, DC (October 22, 2018) – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is excited to announce the addition of three new staff members at the national office in Washington, D.C. The new team members include John Felleman as Director of…

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RCAP Announces Partnership with USDA’s REDI Initiative

October 18, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Press Releases, USDA

Washington, DC (October 16, 2018)- The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership through the Rural Development Innovation Center’s Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative. The program will bring the…

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RCAP Celebrates America’s Water Infrastructure Act’s (AWIA) Benefits to Rural America

October 11, 2018 | Blog, Congress, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – This week the United States Congress passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.  The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is excited to see Congress reauthorize robust funding levels in the Safe Drinking Water…

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Forum to Focus on Improving Water, Sanitation in California’s Rural Communities

October 10, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, USDA

West Sacramento, Calif. (October 10, 2018) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP), its western regional partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), and the California U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development will join federal, state, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations…

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Hiring an Engineer for Your Infrastructure Project

October 1, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News

Written by: Brenda Koenig Water and wastewater systems can be some of a community's largest investments, so it is really important to get it right—decisions made in the early stages of infrastructure planning can impact a community for generations to…

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Operator Training and Community Engagement Workshop, Potluck Style

September 5, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Training

Written by: Kathy Rodgers and Sarah Buck When you think of your typical water operator training for seasoned or prospective operators, you likely would envision a room set up classroom style at a utility, community space or hotel, filled with…

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More Than $4 Billion in Loans Available for Rural Water Infrastructure Projects

August 25, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Infrastructure

Written by: Joyce White, Director, USDA Rural Development Georgia Not long ago, the United States was a world leader in infrastructure investments. Federal and private funding helped even the most remote communities obtain electricity, running water and access to the…

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RCAP Talks Solid Waste in Rural Communities at WASTECON

August 14, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Press Releases

Washington, DC (August 14, 2018) – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is set to participate in the annual WASTECON Conference presented by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The conference will begin on Saturday, August 18,…

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