West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $78,000 grant from Capital One, which will support an entrepreneurial and economic development pilot program for Tribes in Montana.
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 25 loans totaling more than $19 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The loans will support a wide range of community development projects. For example, one loan will support a new mechanical wastewater treatment plant in Colorado; and another will support a rural Utah school’s expansion.
RCAC received a $10,000 SoCalGas Environmental Champions Grant to support RCAC’s Agua4All program in Kern County. RCAC will use this funding to install three water bottle filling stations in Greenfield Union schools; provide education and community outreach to change negative perceptions about drinking tap water; and distribute reusable water bottles to children within the school district.
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is the first Tribe to win a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood grant.
Schools in Oregon—10 so far— have fallen outside regulatory limits for lead in their drinking water during the past four years, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Moreover, many schools in the state have yet to be tested.