RCAC’s programs and services deliver solutions to complex community needs. Our local presence allows us to develop partnerships with communities to identify needs, set goals, and select the best options to meet those goals. RCAC and our partners provide the tools to create change and growth, but the communities chart their own course. Collaboration, plus community effort will equal community change. How can we help you?
RCAC’s Loan Fund is a financial resource for rural communities. The Loan Fund fills financing gaps and serves in unconventional markets. We offer loans for affordable housing development, environmental infrastructure, community facilities and small businesses in rural locations.
Decent housing, safe drinking water, education, financing, jobs, community facilities, leadership, families are the many facets to RCAC's work.
RCAC expands the knowledge base of the rural public through education and training. Our training expertise is in technical, financial, and administrative issues that affect rural communities. We take great pride in our professional trainer team's capacity and effectiveness. Our trainers maximize audience participation to keep trainings relevant and memorable.
RCAC's news and publications are a compilation of timely news, announcements and accomplishments produced for the rural development world.
Sub-standard housing and poverty are commonplace in low-income rural communities. Many of these communities also face daunting challenges to access safe, clean drinking water and to develop other vital infrastructure. These issues are often overlooked in policy because rural communities lack the resources, training or social networks that are found in urban areas. Learn how you can advocate for the under-served population in the West.
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. For more than 40 years, our dedicated staff and active board, coupled with our key values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West. Learn more about who we are and how we operate.
Success stories are a compilation of staff written success stories and case studies that highlight our impact in rural communities.
The workshop addresses the need for small utility boards to understand what utility staff do and for staff to effectively communicate their needs to their boards.
Where: Chelan County, Washington Problem: Rural homeowners often rely on private water supplies for their drinking water, such as those . . .
“RCAC played a key role in making this project a reality at a reasonable cost that ultimately trickles down to local families and saves them money,” said Sonny Flores, executive director of CSDC.
A rural Washington homeowner struggled to find a solution, and then he found the free drinking water well assessment RCAC provides through its Individual Well Program.
Hawaii-based advocacy journalist Libby Leonard was leaning into her new career as a freelancer until the pandemic abruptly derailed her career, her finances, and seemingly her entire life.