Rural Matters is the official magazine of the RCAP national network.
Rural Matters informs readers about the issues rural communities across America are facing and some of the best ways to tackle them. The magazine features success stories from communities who have overcome challenges, provides insight into new ways of thinking and tackling rural issues, and shares updates from around the RCAP Network.
Rural Matters is provided to communities and utilities where RCAP is actively engaged and all those interested in learning more about rural America. The majority of readers are utility managers, operators, board members, and community members. It is also circulated to state and federal regulators and development staff. Total circulation is to over 11,000 subscribers.
The magazine is published quarterly in both print and digital formats.
The contents of this full-color magazine are produced by national office staff, RCAP field staff, the staff of RCAP’s funding agencies, and staff of related organizations. Rural Matters shares information in a variety of perspectives- from a national level, such as news and developments from RCAP’s funders, among field staff and communities, which share information about their work and expertise, and from an analytical view, such as case studies that show what works and what doesn’t in technical assistance projects.
Rural Matters always welcomes ideas for articles or items to report on, such as shorter blurbs for the Rural Development section. The magazine also encourages full-length feature articles written by RCAP field staff or staff of RCAP's funders and others who are concerned about rural issues.
Feedback (letters/emails to the editor) on articles are also welcome.
Contact the Rural Matters' editor here or at (202) 470-2808.
Simply click on the cover to read full issues of the current and past Rural Matters.