RCAP Honors U.S. Senator Grassley with 2021 Congressional Champion Award

February 24, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, DC (February 23, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstanding service, dedication, and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural communities and small towns across the…

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Cybersecurity – Are You Prepared?

February 17, 2021 | Blog, Infrastructure

By now, many of you have heard of the cyber attack on the water treatment facility in the City of Oldsmar, FL on February 5, 2021.  You can view the city’s press conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1wTh8G97Q. The event consisted of unauthorized…

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A Story of Hope

February 17, 2021 | Black History Month, General RCAP News

Have you ever known or met a person that grew up with the odds stacked against them and wondered – how is that person going to make it? Perhaps a person that grew up in a poor, single parent home?…

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RCAP and the Smithsonian Institution Launch Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program

February 16, 2021 | General RCAP News

Washington, D.C. - The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution on a new initiative, "Coming Home: Stories from Main Street." Coming Home is a collaboration between RCAP's Rural Homecoming program and the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program…

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The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Midland Benefits from RCAP Technical Assistance

February 2, 2021 | General RCAP News

Wanda Martinez, Technical Assistance Provider, RCAP Solutions, The Northeast RCAP Midland, incorporated in 1906, is a small town located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Ohio River. The town was known as one of the early mill towns in Pennsylvania and experienced an early 20th century industrial boom. Midland Steel Works became one…

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Smoke Testing for Inflow & Infiltration

January 4, 2021 | Blog, General RCAP News

By: Paul Brezina, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) When your city receives downpouring rains and your wastewater operator lets you know that the lagoons are filling up at an unusual rate, it is time to ask why. As…

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Becoming Compliant During the COVID-19 Crisis

December 7, 2020 | Compliance, COVID-19

By: Melissa Jones, Staff Writer, Communities Unlimited & Alfred Jackson, Community Environmental Management Technician, Communities Unlimited  The small town of Autaugaville lies in the heart of Alabama. The town is located in Autauga County, which took its name from the Native American tribe that…

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RCAP, Xylem and 120Water Provide More Than 100,000 Face Masks to Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities

December 3, 2020 | COVID-19, Operator

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) sent to frontline workers in rural communities across the United States December 3, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced in July it was sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to…

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Senate Appropriations Committee Supports Economic Relief for Small Communities in Vermont

December 3, 2020 | Federal, Funding

December 1, 2020 - Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is supporting small communities by increasing funding for national technical assistance programs administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) within the Department of Commerce, and including…

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Water Finance and Management Libraries, Blogs & Podcasts

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

RCAP's A Drop of Knowledge RCAP's monthly online newsletter with information for small, rural and tribal drinking water and wastewater systems WaterOperator.org: Resource Library Portal for information from across the water industry that saves time, answers questions, and provides opportunities…

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