In this issue:

RCAC loans help rural communities expand healthcare services

Española, N. M. – When Felicia Rodriguez found herself pregnant at age 16, she was very nervous, as are many expectant mothers. And that didn’t change when in later years she gave birth to two more children. Despite the anxiety surrounding childbirth, Rodriguez also remembers the profound joy at the thought of her newborn. Read how three rural clinics are thriving

Chief Executive Officer – Rural Community Assistance Corporation

West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation seeks an experienced, visionary and strategic CEO, with a deep commitment to and understanding of the rural west. RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources, and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. The organization works in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. Job description and application instructions

Rural residents struggle to pay rent

While much has been reported on the ever-increasing rents in urban areas around the United States, rural residents face the same pressures to pay for housing yet have fewer resources to draw on to overcome these challenges. Read more

Looking for a new and exciting career path?

Join our passionate team and make a difference in rural communities throughout the West! We work in diverse and low-income 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. View career opportunities

Community development loans available to Tribes, Tribal entities and individuals in Arizona and New Mexico

RCAC’s Loan Fund has low interest, long- and short-term loans available for Tribes, Tribal communities and individual Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico for small business, housing and community facility projects. Eligible projects include: energy efficient affordable housing, infrastructure, community facilities, Native owned small businesses, sustainable agriculture, nonprofit organizations working in Indian County or with Native populations, and other mission driven social enterprises. Download flyer for more information and contacts

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Water Treatment Operator Exam Prep

Tuesday | May 14 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn, 1160 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah, CA 95482

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Treatment Certification Range of Knowledge

Wednesday | May 15 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S Jackson St., Red Bluff, CA 96080

Water treatment operators need the ability to perform water math problems. This includes volume, chemical dosage, filtration math, sedimentation basic detention times and pipe velocity. This workshop will help the treatment operator master these formulas while using a conversion sheet.

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Chief Executive Officer: Stanley Keasling
Executive Editor: Dawn Van Dyke
Managing Editor: Sharon Wills

Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

RCAC is the western RCAP partner.