West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation today announced a $300,000 Wells Fargo Foundation grant, which will enable the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to support communities most impacted by COVID-19. RCAC’s response to the crisis began in February and will continue in 2021 and beyond.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) announced today it received a Grow with Google Small Business Fund loan from Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). The community development financial institution (CDFI) will deploy the loan to small businesses in rural communities throughout the West hurt by the economic impact of COVID-19.
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."
Utilities in Lake County, California, have proven resilient in the face of adversity during the past several years. Wildfires have consistently posed the largest, but not the sole, threat. The summer of 2019 marked the first Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), creating a new set of challenges for small water systems.
Northern California, with its thousands of acres of forests and dozens of small towns tucked away, has become ground zero for wildfires year after year. Rough terrain and isolated communities present unique challenges for firefighting operations. The 2018 Camp Fire was the deadliest in California history, causing massive destruction in the town of Paradise.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 974 into law on Sept. 29. The bill, sponsored by nonprofit organizations Rural Community Assistance Corporation and Self-Help Enterprises, exempts certain small drinking water system projects from the California Environmental Quality Act.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a news release that outlines a broad, strategic plan to address rural healthcare in the United States. The department-wide study is the first to be done on rural healthcare in the nation in 18 years.
While the initial surge of the virus hit densely populated urban areas, it’s now overwhelming rural regions, suburbs and small cities https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-10-19/a-troubling-rural-trend-in-america via @business
The message of persistent poverty is a difficult one for our country to hear. As individuals and single organizations in isolated geographies, our message can easily be tuned out — but as a national collaborative, we cannot be ignored. @WellsFargo @PfRTorg http://ow.ly/5KOb102pqg8