Government Affairs Consultant
Texas A&M University
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Program
Midwest Assistance Program
Louisiana Land Trust
League of Rural Voters
Great Lakes RCAP
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Maine Fulbright Association
Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)
RCAP is part of a much larger group of many entities that are concerned about and work on challenges facing rural America. These include government agencies at the federal, state, regional and local levels that provide funding and operate a wide range of programs from housing to job creation. This group also includes many private organizations and associations that address an array of issues as well. Even considering RCAP’s main focus – water and wastewater systems in small, rural communities – there are many similar organizations working in the same area. And because RCAP’s regional partners have other extensive programs that complement the water and wastewater work that is RCAP’s national programs, their partners on the regional, state and local level are broader than this sector.
In short, the list of RCAP’s funders and collaborators is long and diverse. The RCAP network is in turn part of a larger network of agencies, organizations and associations that it collaborates with, from receiving funding in order to carry out objectives and programs to cooperating with in order to meet the needs of rural communities.
Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans. Among its programs are helping rural communities build or extend utilities, including water, electricity and telecommunications services.
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA’s ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
The mission of the Office of Community Services is to work in partnership with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities which ameliorate the causes and characteristics of poverty and otherwise assist persons in need. The aim of these services and activities is to increase the capacity of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to revitalize communities, and to build the stability and capacity of children, youth, and families so that they become able to create their own opportunities.
Workgroups that RCAP is part of:
Water Security Partners Forum
Decentralized Systems MOU Group