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What: ROAD Sessions 4

When: To be updated

Where: Virtual

 The ROAD Sessions highlight and unpack rural development ideas and strategies that are critical in response to COVID-19 and to long-term rebuilding and recovery. ROAD Sessions feature stories of on-the-ground practitioners who have experience, wisdom and savvy to share. The series reflects and emphasizes the full diversity of rural America, spotlights rural America’s assets and challenges, and lifts voices and lived experience from a wide range of rural communities and economies. Each Session includes an added opportunity for peer exchange. Overall, the ROAD Sessions aim to infuse practitioner stories and lessons into rural narratives, policymaking and practice across the country, and to strengthen the network of organizations serving rural communities and regions.

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What: Rural Homecoming

When: Fall 2020

Where: Rural Communities

An annual event held occurring in mid-October, Rural Homecoming is an opportunity for rural communities to participate in a national celebration, and to invite their friends and family to celebrate what makes rural so special. An updated toolkit will be made available soon with virtual options to participate in Rural Homecoming.


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What: RCAP 2021 Fly-In

When: February 22-25, 2021

Where: Washington, D.C. or Virtual

RCAP staff and rural community members from across the country will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with elected representatives to discuss issues facing rural America. Click here for more information, including draft agendas.

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What: RCAP 2021 National Conference

When: To be decided

Where: Chicago, Illinois, or virtual

The RCAP National Conference is an opportunity for technical assistance providers from across the country to gather together and discuss common challenges, issues and opportunities faced in rural communities. More information to come.




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Drop of Knowledge Special Edition: COVID-19 Policy Developments

By Kinsey Brown | Apr 6, 2020

During the last three weeks, the U.S. Congress has approved and the President has signed into law multiple phases of legislation – Phase I (H.R. 6074), Phase II (H.R. 6201) and Phase III (H.R.748) – addressing the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. Congress is anticipating there will be five phases of recovery legislation, and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership

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Straight From the TAP – Sukhwindar Singh

By Coye Gerald | Mar 27, 2020

Sukhwindar Singh is the State Lead for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with RCAP’s partner, RCAP Solutions, Inc. (the Northeast RCAP). She has been employed with RCAP Solutions for almost 26 years. Prior to joining RCAP, Sukh worked as a Training Specialist with the National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities, where she originally learned about

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New Research Prioritizes 10 Lessons Learned from Rural Water and Wastewater Partnerships

By Kinsey Brown | Mar 26, 2020

Media Contact: Kinsey Brown (202) 800-4127 March 12, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP), released a new report, “Resiliency Through Water and Wastewater System Partnerships: 10 Lessons from Community Leaders,” which looks at community utility partnerships from a rural and tribal perspective. As small communities across the country

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A Message from our CEO Regarding COVID-19

By Kinsey Brown | Mar 23, 2020

We are reminded in tough times of the collective spirit that brings us together as a country. In moments like this, the health and safety of the communities we serve remains the top priority for the RCAP Network during this global pandemic. Water and wastewater systems are incredibly important to a community’s health, and we

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Request for Proposals for RCAP Formulate Great Rates Guide Update

By Kinsey Brown | Mar 5, 2020

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is looking for a consultant to update, modernize and expand our existing guidebook Formulate Great Rates Guide for Water and Wastewater Systems. You can find the proposal below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Buck at   *we have extended this deadline by

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Drop of Knowledge – Taming Inflow and Infiltration in Sanitary Sewer Systems

By Kinsey Brown | Mar 3, 2020

Joseph Lawrie, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) The effects of rainfall are easily seen on our streets, walkways, and green spaces.  Storm surges, no matter the size, activate ground water flows through existing pathways.  Heavy rain makes daily transportation more difficult and more dangerous.  What is often unseen are the effects of this same

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Internet Speed Below Federal Standard in Over Half of U.S. Counties, Smallest Counties Most Impacted by Digital Divide

By Kinsey Brown | Mar 2, 2020

Flawed data supplied to federal government paints an inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage   WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. counties experience the internet at speeds below minimum standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with that number even higher in rural America where 77 percent of counties operate below the

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Straight From the TAP – Deborah Patton

By Coye Gerald | Feb 27, 2020

Deborah Patton was a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP’s partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), based out of Arizona with more than ten years of experience with RCAP. Prior to joining RCAP, Deborah acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology, served as an assistant under the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Special Projects, and obtained her Tribal Operator Certification

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Rural Matters Winter 2020

By Kinsey Brown | Feb 26, 2020

See below for the Winter 2020 issue of Rural Matters! This issue is focused on wastewater assistance provided across the RCAP network, looking at best practice from wastewater operators, a wastewater system collaboration success story, plant safety tips and more.

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