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.
Mark your calendars for RuralRise. Registration opens soon and will be held via Zoom. More information to come.
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 aboveRead More
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 intruderRead More
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 empowersRead More
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 wasRead More
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 thatRead More
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 21Read More
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 anRead More
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 UnitedRead More