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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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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Climate-Ready Water Utilities webinar series to begin on January 23

January 9, 2013 | Funding, Infrastructure

On January 23, EPA's Climate-Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative will begin a new series of webinars on its tools and resources to help drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change. These webinars…

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Webinar on changes to Consumer Confidence Reports

January 9, 2013 | Funding, Infrastructure, Sewer

EPA has completed its review of the Consumer Confidence Report Rule and has concluded that drinking water utilities can provide reports about drinking water quality to customers via email or on the internet instead of mailing a copy of the…

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USDA works to help restore water and electric service to rural customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012 | Conservation, Funding, Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2012 (USDA) – As part of federal efforts to provide necessary support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that power and water services have been restored to more than 130,000 rural…

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Happy birthday, Clean Water Act!

October 18, 2012 | Drinking Water, Funding, Infrastructure, Wastewater

From the EPA website:Forty years ago, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff, the principal law to protect the nation’s waters was passed. Originally enacted in 1948…

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American Water Summit 2012

September 6, 2012 | Agriculture, Funding, Jobs, Loans, Rural, Rural Development, USDA, Water

American Water SummitTheme: Business Models For The FutureChicagoNov. 14-15, 2012Sponsored by: American Water Intelligence and Global Water IntelligenceIn today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing…

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Getting past the disgust of re-using wastewater

July 5, 2012 | Farm Bill, Funding, Rural Development

In an April 12, 2012, post to the New York Times Op-Docs, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude by independent filmmakers and artists, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu writes about the water crisis in the United…

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