Be Proactive: The Importance of Regular Wastewater Lagoon Maintenance

October 13, 2021 | Blog

Dinah Foreman, Regional Environmental Training Coordinator Rogersville, Alabama  There are over 8,000 wastewater lagoons permitted to treat raw sewage in the United States. Most wastewater operators will tell you that the low operation and maintenance (O&M) cost of a lagoon is a…

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The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) Announces Bobby Cochran as Chief Operating Officer

September 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, DC (September 29, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is pleased to announce the selection of Bobby Cochran as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Bobby will support the organization in advancing RCAP’s strategy and…

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Planning and Preparing for Natural Disasters: Lessons from a Mutual Aid Network in Florida

September 21, 2021 | General RCAP News

Luke Tia, Technical Assistance Provider, SERCAP  In the last few years, hurricane season has become even more active and dangerous. September is National Preparedness Month and offers a powerful opportunity to encourage planning and preparedness for natural disasters, especially as they increase in frequency and intensity, by sharing…

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RCAP Awarded Rebuilding Better Grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

September 16, 2021 | General RCAP News

Washington, DC (September 17, 2021) —  The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. has received funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of its Rebuilding Better grant funding. RCAP’s project will build awareness for public policies that address…

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Straight from the TAP – Pamela Ewing

August 31, 2021 | General RCAP News

Pamela Ewing is a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP’s Great Lakes partner, the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), and has been employed with them for twelve years. Prior to working at GLCAP, Pam was with the USDA Rural Development…

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A Sneak Peek of RCAP’s 2021 National Conference

August 12, 2021 | General RCAP News

By Rosalena Morrell, RCAP Public Affairs Fellow  From August 17-19, 2021, The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) will be hosting our annual National Conference. The National Conference is an opportunity for the regional affiliates that make up RCAP’s network, made up of more than 300 Technical Assistance Providers (TAPs) to come together and share their knowledge…

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Straight from the TAP – Jeffery Korman

July 30, 2021 | General RCAP News

Jeffery Korman is a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) with the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP), located in the state of Missouri primarily with water and wastewater. He has been employed with MAP for five years, as of July 2021. Prior to…

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Navigating Income Surveys During COVID-19

July 13, 2021 | General RCAP News

By Claire Miller, Technical Assistance Provider, RCAC  Income surveys are tools that funders use to determine a community’s median household income (MHI), which affects eligibility and favorability of terms for grant and loan packages. To ensure confidentiality, most funders require a third-party entity like the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the western RCAP, to…

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To Flush or Not to Flush: Grinder Pumps in Low-Pressure Systems

June 10, 2021 | General RCAP News

Eleisha K. Shelton, Rural Development Specialist, GLCAP Low-pressure systems operate like normal sewer systems. They take in the normal waste from a home and/or commercial building, but before transferring it straight to the treatment plant, it makes a stop through a grinder pump. A grinder pump is kind of like your garbage disposal. This high-powered pump can run by an “on/off”…

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A Prideful Journey for Coye

June 7, 2021 | General RCAP News

Hi, my name is Coye, and my personal pronouns are He/Him and They/Them. It's interesting seeing how this has become the norm for some of us when it comes to introducing ourselves, as this was something I never would have…

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