WASHINGTON (November 20, 2019) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the appointment of eight new members to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2019, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 25 loans that totaled $30.8 million to support rural communities in California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
As the 2020 census approaches, states are allocating budgets to make sure that their residents are counted, but some states more so than others. California, the most populous state with nearly 40 million residents, has prepared a $187 million campaign that includes a heavy use of data analytics and nonprofit partners.
As the critical Iowa caucuses approach in February and the primaries in rural states follow, democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election are proposing solutions to issues that affect smaller communities across the United States.
Suzanne Anarde may be barely into her third month as CEO, but she’s no stranger to RCAC, and she’s a nonprofit veteran. Her record speaks for itself: from managing her first community development block grant budget to exceed that of the local government that funded it, all the way to growing an all-star team at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Anarde is, however, very transparent about just how much there is to learn.
I am excited to be at RCAC and a part of the self-help network. Mutual Self-Help Housing has always been one of my favorite programs. I love everything about it and the impact it has on families, neighborhoods and communities.
2019 Highlights - Happy Holidays! OverTime Sports Bar & Grill serves up entertainment in historic setting; Hualapai Tribe puts THE Academy training into practice; Sew Pieceful in Lewistown, Montana; and The Story of San Miguel.
A recent report from CBS This Morning highlighted the teacher shortage affecting rural America. Reporters traveled to Simla, Colorado, where teachers statewide have among the lowest pay of any other state in the nation.
A recent report published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 20 cities and regions nationwide have heightened levels of toxic chemicals in tap water. Several large metropolitan areas such as Washington D.C., Sacramento, Philadelphia, Miami and Louisville were among them.
New Mexico state lawmakers are renewing efforts to stop the practice of siphoning away federal funding from rural school districts. Traditionally, districts fund their public schools in large part from property taxes. But in rural districts, property taxes can be very low. Tribal lands, national forest and military bases are exempt from property taxes altogether.
Join us at the CalTAP Fair to learn about onsite technical assistance, free workshops and many other resources, for water professionals throughout California, funded by @CaWaterBoards . 3-5-2020, Carlsbad, CA. Contact hours available. Register: https://bit.ly/2uYiytX
@RCACorg with helpful tips for mobile home parks that own and operate their own water or wastewater systems. Mobile home parks are like mini-towns, with proprietors furnishing services to largely lower income or elderly residents. Very helpful advice! https://buff.ly/37rHPKh