The Utah Capacity Building Collaborative (UCBC), a Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) initiative kicked off its first Network Training in Salt Lake City March 14 – 15. Through the initiative, RCAC staff provide technical support to four rural agencies to build organizational capacity and provide affordable housing development training coupled with direct operating support.
West Sacramento, Calif. – Recently the California State Water Board mandated that local water districts provide free water testing for lead contamination at the point of use in California schools—when the school requests it. Lead in drinking water is serious, but schools have options to mitigate contamination, including access to technical assistance and funding.
Dignity Health, The California Endowment, RCAC and Le Grand and Planada school districts will gather to unveil water bottle filling stations that have been installed through the Agua4All campaign in elementary, middle and high schools. The celebration is at Le Grand High School gymnasium, 12961 E Le Grand Road in Le Grand on Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m.
Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris and pose electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat.
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2016, RCAC closed 40 loans and grants totaling more than $2 million to assist rural communities in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington.