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 partners with rural and Indigenous communities to achieve their vision and well being through technical assistance, training, financial resources and advocacy. For more than 45 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.
RCAC won $2 million from the Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, allowing it to continue bringing affordable housing to rural communities.
Since 2006, RCAC has trained more than 450 leaders across the west. A group in Chaparral, the largest colonia in New Mexico, made recycling their priority.
Jamie Oliver emphasizes the need for easy access to safe drinking water in rural California communities.
Southern Kern County and Eastern Coachella Valley are two communities that desperately need safe drinking water. These two communities were the pilot communities for Agua4All. (Filmed in 2014 by Beacon’s Point)
El programa de Ayuda Mutua brinda servicios a personas de muy bajos y bajos ingresos dispuestos y capases para participar en la construcción de su propia casa en conjunto con 10 – 12 familias.