After an intense blaze destroyed thousands of acres of Utah forest, rural Panguitch residents learned their water supply is contaminated with dangerous E. coli bacteria.
Every year, tons of discarded food makes its way to landfills around the globe. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates roughly one third of food produced annually is wasted – about 1.3 billion tons. In the United States, food waste is the single largest component sent into landfills.
Utah’s severe housing inventory shortage means homebuyers face competing offers well above the original asking price while searching for their dream homes.
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.
RCAC received a $25,000 grant this week from Ally Bank. The funds will be used to support capacity building development for low-income rural Utah residents and Tribal members.