West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $40,000 grant to support its work with Indigenous communities in California through its Tribal Building Rural Economies (BRE) program.

The BRE program builds rural and Indigenous communities’ capacity to use local assets and resources to create positive economic changes that produce lasting impacts. BRE also provides entrepreneurship training, and technical assistance and coaching for small business owners who receive financing through RCAC’s Loan Fund.

“Capital One’s ongoing partnership is a critical component of our work to increase Indigenous economic strength and resiliency,” said Suzanne Anarde, RCAC Chief Executive Officer. “Our Tribal BRE program will provide culturally appropriate training and support for Indigenous entrepreneurs in California.”

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural and Indigenous communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in program areas including affordable housing, environmental services, economic development and lending. To learn more about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org 

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