Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $50,000 grant this week from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) 2016 Environmental Justice Small Grants program to promote safe water consumption in Merced County communities.
California currently has 7,642 water systems, 63 percent of which have 200 or fewer connections. Sen. Bob Wieckowski has introduced Senate Bill 1263 to require applicants to coordinate efforts with nearby water agencies before creating a new agency.
RCAC's Building Rural Economies staff Blanca Surgeon is in Szeged, Hungary as part of a U.S. State Department Professional Fellows exchange. Today she taught a class on Start, Grow, Revive Your Own Business to local entrepreneurs. Blanca worked with two Professional Fellows she has mentored: Boglarka Dombi and Kata Arany and a local organization, Fivosz, which trains entrepreneurs and is starting an entrepreneurs network in Szeged. ... See MoreSee Less
Join our team! We work in diverse rural communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects. We have several openings in California and Nevada. Check them out today! bit.ly/2q887fd... See MoreSee Less
RCAC was a stakeholder committee member for the Safeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update. Our focus: how climate change will impact disadvantaged communities and how to address those community needs in the response. Read the plan here: bit.ly/2nrXhSB... See MoreSee Less
RCAP is so pleased to share U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Sustainability Workshop video that features our own RCAC Rural Development Specialist, Deborah Pat...
The George Washington University, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), is encouraging college and graduate students who are interested in public policy to apply for the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) for Summer 2018. NAPLP is a full scholarship program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied American politics at the George Washington University in Washington DC. Students also have the opportunity to obtain an internship in places such as congressional offices, national tribal organizations or federal agencies, all aimed at developing lasting connections with a cohort of Native American students from across the country. Deadline: March 1.
With affordable housing increasingly out of reach for many Americans, trailer parks are attracting more would-be buyers, in part because of more amenities. Trailer park designers are gradually designi...