West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) was awarded $20,000 for RCAC’s Re-emerging Loan Fund (RELieF) to assist existing Loan Fund borrowers to restart or enhance continued viability of their business or organization.
West Sacramento, Calif. — California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appointed Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Anarde to the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) Advisory Board this week.
The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $659 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like Rural Community Assistance Corporation are responding to borrowers in crisis in communities from coast to coast. Each of our organizations is fielding dozens of calls a day from borrowers struggling with how to survive lost revenue and canceled programming, how to keep people employed, and even whether to close their doors entirely.
With the nation’s attention largely fixed on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects urban areas, rural America is bracing for its own case wave. Many rural healthcare facilities’ perilous state was already a national story before the current health crisis onset. As COVID-19 began making its way into rural communities, real concerns took shape ....
The first Mutual Self-Help Housing conference in more than five years was held in Albuquerque February 4 – 6 and it was a tremendous success; with more than 400 attendees, significant participation from our USDA partners as well as tremendous guest speakers.
Like many rural American towns, Gooding Idaho walks a fine line when managing its water and wastewater systems. Gooding’s systems have many of the same needs as a larger city, less the greater number of connections that help spread the costs.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is administering the statewide Bottled Water for Schools Program funded through the California State Water Board’s “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.”
A new article from NBC News explores how consumer spending has changed since March with the COVID-19 onset. Of note is new data from realtor.com showing prospective homeowners are more inclined to leave cities and urban areas for rural ones.
As schools across the nation grapple with the prospect of resuming classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts in rural Oregon hope to leverage their modest size to conduct largely in-person classes.
#TrainingTuesday Free online training: Sustainable Management for Small and Rural Systems in Washington State. 8-20-2020. This two-part class is for public drinking water and wastewater only. Part 1 at 10 am. Part 2 at 1 pm. Register: https://bit.ly/30M9C82
#SafeWaterForAll advocates and leaders in new report: To ensure everyone has safe, clean, and affordable water, we must address all of the US’s drinking water challenges and the structural inequities that reinforce them. http://bit.ly/36Ms2Hq
This week is Census Rural Week of Action. Responding to the 2020 Census shapes the federal funding your rural community receives - have you responded yet? Learn more here: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html #RuralMatters @uscensusbureau