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In this issue:

RCAC loan helps restaurant owners realize their dream

Hawthorne, Nev. – Western Nevada, with a desert patch landscape that gives way to bare mountain slopes for miles and miles, is known for something unique and even record-breaking.

The Army depot near Hawthorne stores reserve ammunition to use in the first 30 days after a major conflict. Established as the Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot in 1930 and later the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant in 1977, it is the world’s largest depot. It covers 226 square miles and houses 2,427 bunkers. It is also Hawthorne’s largest employer. If you were to fly low over the area, you would see neatly arrayed bunkers that enclose Hawthorne. Read more

Suzanne Anarde named Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s chief executive officer

West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Suzanne Anarde is the organization’s new chief executive officer. She will join RCAC in November. Read full release

CCRH and RCAC release report on California Tribal housing needs and opportunities

The report, “California Tribal Housing Needs and Opportunities: A Vision Forward” is the most comprehensive study conducted on housing and housing-related infrastructure in Indian Country in California. Download report

Looking for a new and exciting career path?

We asked our staff what they like about working for RCAC. Here’s what they said: it’s like a family, we are able to do what we love and we work hand-in-hand with people to help them achieve their goals. Watch our video and apply

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. More details here

Conference and Workshop Highlights

Well Assessment & Outreach Workshop

October 1 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

RCAC, Sal Solinas Room
3120 Freeboard Drive
West Sacramento, California 95691

For stakeholders working with water quality and well systems. Learn how to effectively engage well owners about wells and public health protection. Discover the many great tools and resources available to help raise awareness of private well issues and educate stakeholders about well care. Learn straightforward steps to assess the geology, well construction, and site conditions at a private well to help the well owner understand potential risks.

Register here >>

SAVE THE DATE—2020 National Self-Help Housing Conference

February 4 – 6, 2020

Save the date for the 2020 National Self-Help Housing Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico Feb. 4 – 6, 2020. This will be a great opportunity for self-help grantees to learn and network with other grantees and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD). Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the registration brochure coming to your inbox soon!

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: 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.