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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Straight from the TAP – Leo Dion

June 3, 2021 | General RCAP News

Leo Dion is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's Great Lakes partner, the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), and has been employed with them for roughly six-and-a-half years. Prior to working at GLCAP, Leo was in the community…

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Straight from the TAP – Amy Pemberton

April 30, 2021 | General RCAP News

Amy Pemberton is a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) with RCAP’s Southeast partner, the Southeastern Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP), and has been employed with them for a little under a year. Her one year anniversary is coming up on June,…

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April 20, 2021 | General RCAP News

Bill passed out of Senate on the heels of unanimous vote out of Environment and Public Works Committee (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA) of 2021. RCAP and its…

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Rate Setting – The Small System Challenge

April 6, 2021 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Rates

By Jean Holloway, Delaware and Maryland State Manager, SERCAP  Small water and wastewater utilities face many challenges in structuring user rates that are fair and equitable to the customer and provide sufficient revenue for the utilities’ operations and future needs. Government and quasi-government owned…

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Straight from the TAP – Jodi Hilsabeck

March 31, 2021 | General RCAP News

Jodi Hilsabeck is a Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider with RCAP's Midwestern partner, the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) and has been employed with them for four years. Jodi came into MAP with a background more focused on statistics, analytics and administrative…

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The Power of Being Yourself – A Q&A with RCAP Solutions President & CEO Karen A. Koller

March 29, 2021 | General RCAP News, Women's History Month

[This interview is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network] In today’s reality where so many women have had to and still must conform and stifle themselves to thrive in workplace environments, it was a breath of…

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