In this issue:

Hualapai Tribe puts THE Academy training into practice

Peach Springs, AZ – In August 2016, Jamie Navenma drew on his nearly 25 years of experience working in Tribal homeownership as he surveyed housing on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in northwestern Arizona. What he saw both encouraged and distressed him. Read more

RCAC Loan Fund lends nearly $8 million to rural communities

West Sacramento, Calif. – In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2018, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 22 loans totaling nearly $8 million to support rural communities in Alaska, California, Idaho, New Mexico and Washington. Read more

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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. We have entry to manager level positions currently open in the western United States. Read about our opportunities here

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. For more information and contacts, download the brochure here

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Sustainable management of rural and small water & wastewater systems

This workshop, originally developed by USDA and EPA, is intended to help rural and small systems. It will provide background information on 10 key management areas for sustainable water and wastewater utilities, as well as assistance on how to conduct the utility assessment process and develop an action plan.

March 12 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sevier County Administration Building
Training Rooms B20, B22 and B24
250 North Main
Richfield, Utah 84701

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AB54 and AB240: Ethics for mutual water company board members

Priority attendance will be given to those from smaller water systems. Two DW (Drinking Water) contact hours awarded. Attendance is limited.

March 13 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Room: Buckskin
1900 Hilltop Dr.
Redding, California 96002

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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.