In this issue:

Featured case study: Kimshew Cemetery District

The Kimshew Cemetery District experienced major damage due to the 2018 Camp Fire and needed assistance completing and submitting its application to U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) Community Facilities Program in order to make the necessary repairs. Read more

Featured case study: Idledale Water & Sanitation District

RCAC completed a Median Housing Income survey for Idledale, Jefferson County, Colorado, to support loans and or grant applications to multiple funding agencies to help the small rural water system access funding. Read more

Celebrating 30+ years of lending

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). About RCAC’s Loan Fund

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. Apply here!

Training highlights

Electrical Controls & Instrumentation

April 13 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Venue information coming soon! Elko, Nevada

How often has this happened to you? You are certain that something is not working correctly with your automation system. Maybe that pump didn’t start or stop when it should have, or the reservoir level trend in SCADA doesn’t look right. This course will be focused on the basic instrumentation and signaling circuits utilized in water treatment and distribution systems. We will look at how these signals are interpreted by the control systems and how to spot problems quickly. Also, attendees will learn about preventative maintenance activities to minimize downtime. Register HERE

For registration questions email RCAC Events at or call (916) 447-9832 ext. 1429.

Housing Counseling April training opportunities

Here are our new training opportunities for the month of April. They are designed for housing counselors who are working with first time homebuyers, foreclosure, credit/budgeting and student loan issues. We also offer study classes for those trying to pass the HUD Certification Exam. Please feel free to join us or refer others who are doing this type of work.

April 4:  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
April 6 and 8: Steps in the Eviction and Foreclosure Process
April 12 and 14: 15 Steps to Homeownership
April 18, 20 and 22: Agency Plans: Work Plan, Information Security Plan and Quality Control Plan

Registration will be available soon! Check back HERE


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

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

RCAC is the western RCAP partner.