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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Straight from the TAP – Shelly Underwood

October 28, 2020 | General RCAP News

Shelly Underwood is a Technical Assistance Provider for the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) in Kansas. She has been with the organization for 2.5 years, starting in 2018. Prior to MAP, Shelly spent 8+ years as a City Clerk for a…

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Straight from the TAP – Lisa Totten

September 30, 2020 | General RCAP News

Lisa Totten is a Senior Rural Development Specialist for the Great Lakes Rural Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) in Wisconsin. She has been with the organization since April, 2010. Prior to GLCAP, Lisa obtained Economic Development training through the National Development…

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September 5, 2020 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Public Health

Exploring Water, Health Infrastructure, Resilience and Learning (WHIRL) By: Shawn P. McElmurry, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor Wayne State University Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Editor’s note: McElmurry is a contributing author for Drop of Knowledge and leader of a…

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Straight from the TAP – Josh Jabalera

August 26, 2020 | General RCAP News

Josh Jabalera is a Project Manager for the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) in Montana. He has employed with MAP for over five years. Prior to MAP, Josh previously operated multiple rural water systems throughout Montana in various capacities. Water has…

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Rural Matters Summer 2020

August 26, 2020 | General RCAP News, Rural Matters, Wastewater

See below for the Summer 2020 issue of Rural Matters! This issue is focused on solid waste management assistance provided across the RCAP network, looking at best practice from technical assistance providers, a solid waste management success story, safety tips…

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Straight from the TAP – John Van den Bergh

July 28, 2020 | General RCAP News

John Van den Bergh is a Rural Development Specialist for Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) in Nevada. He has been employed with RCAC for four years. Prior to RCAC, John owned and worked at his own construction company for 20…

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