Nominations sought for outstanding rural volunteer award
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will accept nominations until April 14 for the 2016 Yoneo Ono Outstanding Rural Volunteer Award. The award honors rural people who have made significant lifelong contributions to their community in volunteer capacities. The 2016 honoree will receive an award, a reception in her or his honor and $2,500 to donate to a charitable organization of her or his choice. We need your help. Nominate an outstanding rural volunteer to receive this distinguished award. Nominate an outstanding rural volunteer today!
Family spotlight – Alex & Angela Anderson
Starting out as a young couple, Alex and Angela Anderson had much in common. They both came from small towns in Utah where their families knew each other. Despite saving to buy a house while living three years in a small apartment, they never hit their target unitl they participated in Southeastern Utah Association of Local Government’s self-help housing rehab program. Read more
Native American Tribe Gets Federal Funds to Flee Rising Seas
The sacred land in coastal Louisiana that a small community of Native Americans has called home for more than a century has been all but swallowed by the rising sea.
Now a $48 million federal grant will allow the band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians of Isle de Jean Charles to move away from their vanishing homes.
Add purpose to life by helping communities help themselves!
Inquire today about any of the opportunities listed below:
- Rural Development Specialist – Environmental
- Meeting Planner
- Desktop Support Technician
- Intern: Finance, Grants & Contract
Despite Recovery, Prosperity Remains Out of Reach for Millions of American Families
2016 Scorecard shows steep uphill climb, especially for households of color. Read more
Conference and Workshop Calendar
Water Symposium: Distribution Operation & Maintenance Overview
May 11, 2016 8:00AM-3:00pm
This symposium presents the wide aspects and varying operation of public water system distribution systems and proper management of this critical infrastructure. Register
Special Event: CalTap Fair
San Diego, CA
June 2, 2016 8:00AM-4:00PM
Join us and learn about the California Technical Assistance Providers (CalTAP) programs, funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Register
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Chief Executive Officer: Stanley Keasling
Managing Editor: Keli James
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West Sacramento, CA 95691
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