RCAC project highlights map

Affordable, decent housing; safe drinking water; jobs; community facilities; economic and leadership development are the many facets to RCAC’s work. We have field offices in 13 western states; and our dedicated staff provides technical assistance, financing and training so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.

Our work takes many forms, as illustrated in our project highlights featured here on our interactive map. We develop these project snapshots throughout the year and compile them in March for legislative visits to Washington DC. During these visits, RCAC staff advocate for continued program funding to support rural communities. Some of the project highlights have been expanded into more in-depth articles.

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Success Stories

Fallon Food Hub brings farm-to-fork choices to community

Fallon, Nev. – When Kelli Kelly arrived in this western Nevada desert community in 2009, the seemingly endless austere landscape might have given her pause. Her boyfriend at the time – who has since become her husband – suspected she might be put off. Fallon has a population of around 9,000 and Kelly recalls his warning that relocating there from her San Diego home could be “a relationship killer.” He asked her to think carefully before joining him at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, better known as the “Top Gun” school and the largest single employer in Fallon and Churchill County.

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Breathing new life into Enterprise, Oregon’s historic OK Theatre

Back in the day – nearly a century ago – the OK Theatre in Enterprise was a shining light in eastern Oregon, hosting events both unique and routine. There were plays and musicals at the 350-seat, single-screen theatre and traveling Chautauqua, an adult education movement in the early 20th century that brought musicians, preachers and academic lecturers to rural America.

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