Events

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Upcoming:

RCAP national conference

What: RCAP 2021 National Conference

When: August 17-19, 2021

Where: 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.

RuralRISE Large

What: RuralRISE 

When: September 20 - 21, 2021

Where: Virtual

Mark your calendars for RuralRise. Registration opens soon and will be held via Zoom. More information to come.

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RCAP Honors U.S. Senator Grassley with 2021 Congressional Champion Award

By Coye Gerald | Feb 24, 2021

Washington, DC (February 23, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstanding service, dedication, and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural communities and small towns across the nation.   Established in 2019, RCAP’s bipartisan congressional awards are given to policymakers who have gone above

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Cybersecurity – Are You Prepared?

By Coye Gerald | Feb 17, 2021

By now, many of you have heard of the cyber attack on the water treatment facility in the City of Oldsmar, FL on February 5, 2021.  You can view the city’s press conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1wTh8G97Q. The event consisted of unauthorized remote access to the utility’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system where an intruder

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A Story of Hope

By Coye Gerald | Feb 17, 2021

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? Or perhaps a person who was left to defend themselves as a child, plus had

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RCAP and the Smithsonian Institution Launch Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program

By Coye Gerald | Feb 16, 2021

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 that aims to incorporate young voices in the future of rural America. Coming Home empowers

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The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Midland Benefits from RCAP Technical Assistance

By Rosalena Morrell | Feb 2, 2021

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 of the most profitable businesses in the area and employed many locals.  By 1907, the borough government, fire & police departments, energy and transportation systems were operating. The Midland Water Company was

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Smoke Testing for Inflow & Infiltration

By RCAP | Jan 4, 2021

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 this scenario continues to worsen as months and years go by, it becomes apparent that

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Becoming Compliant During the COVID-19 Crisis

By RCAP | Dec 7, 2020

By: Melissa Jones, Staff Writer, Communities Unlimited & Alfred Jackson, Community Environmental Management Technician, Communities Unlimited  The small town of Autaugaville lies in the heart of Alabama. The town is located in Autauga County, which took its name from the Native American tribe that occupied the area. The county was established around 1818, and the town of Autaugaville was incorporated about 21

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RCAP, Xylem and 120Water Provide More Than 100,000 Face Masks to Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities

By RCAP | Dec 3, 2020

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) sent to frontline workers in rural communities across the United States December 3, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced in July it was sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline water operators in partnership with Xylem Watermark and 120Water. In August, Xylem donated an

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Senate Appropriations Committee Supports Economic Relief for Small Communities in Vermont

By RCAP | Dec 3, 2020

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 report language which specifically includes funding for non-profit organizations supporting underserved communities across the United

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