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.
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.
Join Angela Hengel, regional field manager, for a firsthand look at how Hawaii circuit riders help small water systems build their capacity to provide safe water in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The U.S. Census Bureau collaborated with a native Hawaiian-owned marketing agency based in Honolulu, to produce a music video raising awareness for the upcoming census. The video features celebrities from the native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and encourages NHPI populations to register for the census.
In 2020, nearly 400 U.S. communities experience persistent poverty, which means than 20 percent of the population has lived in poverty for over 30 years. A group of community development financial institutions, community development corporations and financial intermediaries, including RCAC, are bringing their respective experience and expertise together to fight it.
Across the U.S., nearly 400 communities have grappled with poverty rates of 20% or higher for more than 30 years. An undaunted coalition is combating this deep, persistent poverty in rural areas & communities of color: https://shelterforce.org/2020/01/17/how-a-dozen-organizations-are-fighting-persistent-poverty-together/, @shelterforce, @Faheonline, @RCACorg
#TrainingTuesday Native American Water Masters Meeting - 1-30-2020 - Yerington, NV. RCAC and the Yerington Paiute Tribe are hosting this meeting to provide networking and educational opportunities for Native American water operators. https://bit.ly/2TMcWx8
@usdaRD home Loans make home buying possible. Contact one of our loan professionals today and get into a new home by spring! https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-direct-home-loans/nv