Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) Practical solutions for improving rural communities - helping small communities maintain safe, reliable and sustainable water systems A national network of organizations working across the United States and its territories to help small, rural communities to operate reliable and sustainable drinking water and wastewater systems
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Mission: RCAP provides technical assistance and training services to rural communities, develops and sustains critical infrastructure and promotes economic opportunity. RCAP will: - Develop and maintain critical infrastructure for rural communities with particular emphasis on water, wastewater, solid waste, watershed management, affordable housing, and community-based economic-development programs. - Increase awareness of rural-development issues, encouraging efforts to create a meaningful voice for rural communities. - Obtain resources and promote opportunities that allow low-income, rural communities to successfully prosper and compete on a regional and national basis.

Operating as usual

01/05/2021
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Small and rural water systems have been uniquely affected by COVID-19. RCAP's next webinar will discuss assistance available to maintain operations, improve operator safety, obtain PPE and more. Register to join us here: http://ow.ly/ywQe50D0zDA

January Drop of Knowledge - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/january-drop-of-knowledge-2021
01/05/2021
January Drop of Knowledge

January Drop of Knowledge - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/january-drop-of-knowledge-2021

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 the community has an inflow and infiltration (I&I)....

Professional Operator
01/02/2021

Professional Operator

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) in the spring of 2020 was faced with a dilemma, how to continue providing training to operators in light of the COVID-19 lockdowns. With in-person training specified in grants and CEU approved, RCAP needed to develop an online training alternative. This interactive session would briefly discuss RCAP's approach and some lessons learned.
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We want you! Job openings in the RCAP Network - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/december-hiring-2020
12/22/2020
We want you! Job openings in the RCAP Network

We want you! Job openings in the RCAP Network - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/december-hiring-2020

Are you a team player with water and wastewater expertise? Do you have a knack for leadership? Join our staff and help rural Hawaiian communities thrive! Check out this job description and apply today! Position Description The Rural Development Specialist III will oversee various environmental pro...

12/16/2020

How to support rural small businesses this season:

Gift your favorite small business

“Like” and “Follow” their pages on social media

“Share” their posts on your social media

Bookmark your favorite products to buy later! #RuralMatters

12/15/2020

Are you shopping small this holiday season and supporting rural businesses? Recent research examined small businesses in rural communities across the U.S. and found that only 10% of businesses in rural counties are minority owned, compared to about 29% in the country. 32% of rural business owners are women compared to about 36% in the nation as a whole. By supporting rural small businesses, we can contribute to the local economy and celebrate the uniqueness of our communities because #RuralMatters #ShopSmall

12/14/2020
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Join us in 2021 for an RCAP Webinar, "Drinking Water Compliance - Maintaining Operations During the Pandemic." Speakers will addresses resources for operators, modifying operations to improve safety, obtaining PPE and more. Register here: http://ow.ly/zqdu50CKOo0

Through a partnership with @XylemInc and @120_Water, RCAP was able to distribute more than 100,000 face masks to essenti...
12/03/2020
RCAP, Xylem and 120Water Provide More Than 100,000 Face Masks to Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities | RCAP

Through a partnership with @XylemInc and @120_Water, RCAP was able to distribute more than 100,000 face masks to essential utility workers in rural communities. Learn more here: https://www.rcap.org/ppe-donation-rural-utilities/ #RuralMatters

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) sent to frontline workers in rural communities across the United States December 3, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity.  Give the gift of water to rural communities across the country.  h...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. Give the gift of water to rural communities across the country. https://www.rcap.org/donate/

Tomorrow we are celebrating #GivingTuesday.  A donation to RCAP helps to improve access to safe drinking water and sanit...
11/30/2020
Donate | RCAP

Tomorrow we are celebrating #GivingTuesday. A donation to RCAP helps to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal in rural communities. https://www.rcap.org/donate/

Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. For us, this means

We are thankful for our network of rural communities and our ability to serve them.  On #GivingTuesday, please support R...
11/26/2020

We are thankful for our network of rural communities and our ability to serve them. On #GivingTuesday, please support RCAP: https://www.rcap.org/donate/

In 2019 RCAP assisted 2,000 communities, 3 million rural residents, and 1 million households.  On this #GivingTuesday, D...
11/25/2020

In 2019 RCAP assisted 2,000 communities, 3 million rural residents, and 1 million households. On this #GivingTuesday, December 1, your donation to RCAP helps provide assistance to these communities because #RuralMatters. https://www.rcap.org/donate/

11/19/2020

Today we are recognizing National Rural Health Day to celebrate healthcare workers and the #PowerofRural. Rural America is fueling an innovative rural health structure. #RuralMatters

RCAP’s #RuralHomecoming toolkit provides communities with all the necessary tools to plan a successful celebration.  Cho...
11/06/2020
Rural Homecoming | RCAP

RCAP’s #RuralHomecoming toolkit provides communities with all the necessary tools to plan a successful celebration. Choose a virtual event idea to engage present and past community members, like a business highlight event or a town hall. https://www.rcap.org/events/ruralhomecoming/

rural homecoming Your community is calling you home Rural Homecoming is a national celebration and partnership with a local perspective – every

ICYMI- Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/opportunity-makers-meldin...
11/05/2020
ICYMI- Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places

ICYMI- Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/opportunity-makers-melding-health-and-equity-in-rural-places-8230078

Hospitals and clinics are critical institutions in rural places not only because they provide essential healthcare and well-being services, but because they are major employers and community anchors. But not all health systems see themselves as opportunity makers. What does it take for rural healthc...

Learn how to celebrate your community with RCAP’s #RuralHomecoming updated toolkit.  This toolkit gives ideas, templates...
11/02/2020
Rural Homecoming | RCAP

Learn how to celebrate your community with RCAP’s #RuralHomecoming updated toolkit. This toolkit gives ideas, templates, and methods to document your Rural Homecoming. https://www.rcap.org/events/ruralhomecoming/

rural homecoming Your community is calling you home Rural Homecoming is a national celebration and partnership with a local perspective – every

Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/opportunity-makers-melding-healt...
10/29/2020
Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places

Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places - https://mailchi.mp/rcap/opportunity-makers-melding-health-and-equity-in-rural-places

Hospitals and clinics are critical institutions in rural places not only because they provide essential healthcare and well-being services, but because they are major employers and community anchors. But not all health systems see themselves as opportunity makers. What does it take for rural healthc...

Keep it Clean! Properly maintaining your septic system helps to prevent contamination to your drinking water well. Test ...
09/20/2020

Keep it Clean! Properly maintaining your septic system helps to prevent contamination to your drinking water well. Test the cleanliness of your well water regularly to keep your family healthy. Learn more #SepticSmart tips at https://www.epa.gov/septic

Keep it Clean! Properly maintaining your septic system helps to prevent contamination to your drinking water well. Test ...
09/20/2020

Keep it Clean! Properly maintaining your septic system helps to prevent contamination to your drinking water well. Test the cleanliness of your well water regularly to keep your family healthy. Learn more #SepticSmart tips at https://www.epa.gov/septic

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1725 I St NW, Ste 225
Washington D.C., DC
20006

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Every year, 140 RCAP specialists based in RCAP's six regional partners provide assistance to more than 2,000 communities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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+1 202-408-1273

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Nathan, thanks for coming to Fremont tonight. It was so nice to meet you and hear your vision for RCAP.
Hello all! We hope you're looking forward to the RCAP National Conference in New Orleans! In between the events, we extend a warm welcome for you all to join us at our one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar at Vessel NOLA. As featured in Vogue, Elle Decor, and more, come see our historic space and enjoy coastal inspired cuisine & drinks! Call 504-603-2775 or click here for reservations, our menu, & more http://bit.ly/2ocYQ9q
RCAP's Executive Director Nathan Ohle talking about our work in helping rural communities after the recent natural disasters in 2017.
Great organization to work with