What rural means to people is as diverse, textured and complex as the communities themselves. In some cases, rural is a way of being that resonates beyond regions and geographic boundaries. Here’s a small window of what it means to some of the folks we work with across the country.
Rural is

Resourceful, entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient.

Rural is

Where the mountains rise and the rivers flow.

Rural is

Collaboration and Connection.

Rural is

Home.

We Believe

Rural Matters

Everyone deserves accessible and affordable clean water and sanitation.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to grow their community and their vision.

Tribal and indigenous communities should have sovereignty over their programs.

The future of rural is not written, it’s in our hands to imagine and write.

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RCAP Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Rural and Tribal Water and Wastewater Systems

RCAP Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Rural and Tribal Water and Wastewater Systems

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In The News

Read RCAP Letter to Congressional Leaders on Proposed Budget Reconciliation Bill, August 2021

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RCAP Applauds Senate Passage Of The Bipartisan Drinking Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Act Of 2021

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Founder, The Chris Long Foundation

"Rural Community Assistance Partnership shares our commitment to ensuring equitable water access for rural and tribal communities. RCAP’s grassroots work through its network of regional partners is vital for these often overlooked communities and the families that live there. We partner with RCAP on our Hometown H2o program because we know they have the local relationships, expertise, and heart to deliver sustainable water projects that improve quality of life. At The Chris Long Foundation, we envision a world that stands up to inequity to ensure access to clean water is considered a basic human right that no person lacks. RCAP helps us work towards this goal by delivering safe, clean water access for thousands of communities around the country."

Chris Long
Founder, The Chris Long Foundation

STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Rural communities and their voices are at the heart of our work. Hear directly from the resilient, hard-working, and diverse individuals who make up the small and mighty rural and tribal communities we work with.