After a community lifts fire evacuation orders and it is safe to return home, the real work begins. When a disaster affects a water system, it could be weeks or months before potable water is widely available. The water system’s long to-do list includes public relations, engineering, finances and even relocating meters.
It began as a one-time collaboration between Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation (Pueblo Unido) to provide safe drinking water in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
RCAC stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Recent acts of violence against AAPI community members, including specifically targeting elderly and women AAPI, have starkly revealed anti-Asian hate in our nation.
West Sacramento, California — The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) $2.9 million through its Capital Magnet Fund (CMF).
In Bristol Bay, Alaska, local fishermen battle uncertainty even in the best of times. The Bristol Bay community is considered a watershed: a region that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, rivers and eventually to outflow points such as Bristol Bay itself.