RCAP Praises EPA’s Proposed Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act

September 17, 2020 | Blog, Clean Water Act, EPA

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act (CWA) schedule development. The revised CFA, used to evaluate a system’s financial capability for water infrastructure projects and improvements,…

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RCAP Signs Letter of Support for Water Research Programs

February 26, 2019 | Congress, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure

On Monday, February 25th RCAP joined 9 partners in a letter urging the 116th Congress to provide additional support to two programs in fiscal year 2020: the EPA's National Priorities Water Research program and the Innovative Water Technologies grant program…

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RCAP Receives Federal Awards to Expand Assistance to Rural Communities Nationwide

November 14, 2018 | EPA, Funding, General RCAP News, Press Releases, USDA

Washington, DC (November 14, 2018) – TheRural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is pleased to announce that ithas received multiple grants from across federal and philanthropic programs tocontinue its work helping rural communities develop and expand technical capacity throughoutall fifty states, U.S.…

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RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts

May 25, 2017 | Drinking Water, Economic Development, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release                                                                      May 25, 2017  RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Trump Administration released its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes deep cuts to programs that will…

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Robert B. Stewart Retirement Note

April 4, 2017 | Drinking Water, EPA, Fracking, General RCAP News, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

FROM: Hope F. Cupit, C.P.A., Board Chair, RCAP Network Dear Partners and Friends of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) – I am writing this letter to bid farewell to Robert Stewart as he retires from the RCAP Network. It has…

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New EPA Water Utility Widget

July 12, 2016 | EPA, General RCAP News, Water

EPA’s Water Security Division has developed a new tool for the water community.  The Utility Preparedness Widget for Drinking Water and Waste Water Utilities is now available to help raise awareness of and access to WSD’s available tools and resources.…

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RCAP Issues Strong Endorsement of Bipartisan Senate Water Bill

May 4, 2016 | EPA, General RCAP News, Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC- This week, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Introduced by Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbra Boxer (D-CA), WRDA is the biggest overhaul…

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White House to Host Water Summit on Building a Sustainable Water Future in the United States

March 21, 2016 | EPA

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – World Water Day – the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of the national importance of water, and to highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal…

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EPA Releases the Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities

March 17, 2016 | EPA, General RCAP News

EPA's Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities is based on lessons learned from seven drought-impacted case study utilities. The interactive guide features worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources that outline emergency response actions that also build long…

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