Statement in solidarity with the AAPI community

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. Read more

U.S. Economic Development Administration grants RCAC $2.5 million revolving loan fund for California’s Sierra Nevada region

West Sacramento, California — The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) granted Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) $2.5 million to establish a revolving loan fund (RLF). RCAC’s RLF will target existing small businesses and nonprofits in all sectors that COVID-19 affected. The fund will target the Sierra Nevada region in Northern California. Read more

Featured case study: City of Detroit, Oregon

Detroit, Oregon is a small rural community in Marion County, with just over 250 residents. The September 2020 Oregon Santiam Fire caused widespread devastation and destroyed Detroit. The state requires that property owners have adequate sanitation and power resources to live on their properties and begin to rebuild, but there were city-wide issues with septic systems and drinking water wells. Read more

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RCAC financing

RCAC provides financing for affordable housing, environmental infrastructure, community facilities or small businesses. Our rates are competitive, our staff is easy to work with and they provide quick turnaround on applications. Give us a call to discuss your project in detail and download our programs and rates at-a-glance flyer. RCAC is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), with an Aeris rating of 4 Stars AA Policy Plus.

Virtual Tribal Drinking Water Conference 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021 8:00 AM – Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

Protecting drinking water quality and ensuring a sufficient supply are complex responsibilities. Tribal utilities must have the financial stability, managerial competence and technical skills to address their immediate and projected drinking water needs and protect community health and well-being in a sustainable manner. They must make decisions on operating costs, aging infrastructure, and much more on a daily basis.

Join your colleagues, EPA and RCAC for this live, interactive event, to learn new skills, gain information, earn contact hours, network, and of course have a little fun!

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Network News, published monthly, is a compilation of timely news, announcements and accomplishments produced for the rural development world at no cost to subscribers. We encourage correspondence and welcome contributions. Subscribe here

Chief Executive Officer: Suzanne Anarde
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.