Big Barn at Merced County Fairgrounds

“Big Barn” ready for the Merced County annual fair

Friends of Merced County Fair (FMCF) is a nonprofit group dedicated to making its fairgrounds a better place to work and play, to ensure a great future for its community and youth groups. Funding cuts for California’s county fairgrounds created the need for groups like FMCF to raise capital to maintain fair property and improve community facilities. Read more >>

RCAC Loan Fund supports more than $28 million in financing
to rural communities

In the quarter ending March 31, 2016, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 16 loans and loan guarantees totaling more than $28 million to assist rural communities in Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects. Read more >>

Agua4All featured on Valley Public Radio

Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) work to install water bottle filling stations and point-of-use filters in Arvin, California, through the Agua4All program was featured on Valley Public Radio today. Read the Valley Public Radio article here >>

Marshall Islands Development Bank celebrates milestone

Marshall Islands Development Bank (MIDB) recently celebrated the 100th home constructed in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Mutual Self-Help Program. Read more >>

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Rate Setting

Albuquerque, NM
June 8, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Google Earth Mapping & Community Improvement Planning

The Dalles, OR
July 12, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Board Basics: Basic Operations

July 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Check out our training calendar for details on these and other RCAC trainings.

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