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Rural Community Development Grantee Map

Arizona

Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

InterTribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

 

State: Arizona

Ms. Maria Dadgar, Executive Director
2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Website: http://itcaonline.com/
Telephone: (602) 258-4822
Fax: (602) 258-4825
Contact Person: Brian Bennon
Email Address: Brian.Bennon@itcaonline.com 

Project Overview:
InterTribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (InterTribal) is using RCD grant funds to carry out the following project: “Increasing Tribal Capacity for Sustainable Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation Through the Tribal Water Operator Certification Program and Site-Specific Technical Assistance Services.” The project consists of the three primary objectives: meeting and addressing the needs for Tribal water and wastewater operator certification, Tribal capacity building and technical assistance, and promotion of water-related professionals in Tribal communities. InterTribal also provides a program to further water system operators’ competency in the production, treatment, and distribution of safe drinking water for public consumption, as well as the collection and treatment of wastewater. 


Arkansas

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

Communities Unlimited , Inc.

 

States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Mr. John Squires, Executive Director
3 East Colt Square Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703-1543

Website: www.communitiesu.org  
Telephone: (479) 443-2700 ext. 125
Contact Person: Mark Rounsavall
Email Address: jsquires@crg.orgmrounsavall@crg.org 

 

Project Overview:
Community Resource Group, Inc. (CRG) is using RCD funds to assist low-income communities develop and preserve affordable community facilities and improve local capacity and leadership in rural communities. CRG provides direct onsite assistance to rural communities by providing information, conducting group training, and providing direct, short-term loans for facility improvements. CRG operates a revolving loan fund of over $11 million to provide affordable finance options for better housing and safe and sanitary water and wastewater.


California

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

Rural Community Assistance Corporation

 

States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Mr. Stanley Keasling, Chief Executive Officer
3120 Freeboard Drive, Suite 201
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Website: www.rcac.org
Telephone: (916) 447-9832
Contact Person: Diana Varcados
Email Address: DVardados@rcac.org 
(916) 447-2854 ext. 1046

Project Overview:
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is using RCD funds to provide training and technical assistance, networking, and financing to over 100 communities. RCAC targets communities of less than 3,300 people that have the greatest unmet water and wastewater needs. Through technical assistance to these communities, RCAC builds the managerial and financial capacity of these small communities to build and maintain sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure. RCAC is also developing a green, sustainable infrastructure assessment tool and guide to appropriate technology for use in small, rural communities. 


Massachusetts

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

RCAP Solutions, Inc.

 

States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Ms. Karen A. Koller, President and CEO
205 School Street
P.O. Box 159
Gardner, MA 01440-0159

Website: www.rcapsolutions.org 
Telephone: (978) 630-6650
Contact Person: Frank Emmick
Email Address: femmick@rcapsolutions.org

Project Overview:
RCAP Solutions, Inc. (RCAPS) is using RCD funds to provide onsite, individualized training and technical assistance to rural communities to meet their water supply and wastewater needs. RCAPS is helping local leaders address concerns of sustainable community development. In addition, the RCAPS staff helps plan and expedite facilities improvements by leveraging over $4 million. RCAPS also focuses on homeland security for water systems and providing assistance for often neglected minority groups. 


Minnesota

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc.

 

States: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Ms. Martha Cashman, CEO/Executive Director
212 Lady Slipper Avenue, NE
P.O. Box 81
New Prague, MN 56071

Website: www.map-inc.org
Telephone: (816) 324-1701
Fax: (952) 758-4336
Contact Person: Ms.Chris Fierros
Email Address: cfierros@map-inc.org

Project Overview:
Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP) is using RCD funds to provide on-site technical, managerial, and financial assistance to rural communities. Low-cost financing is offered to these communities through a revolving loan fund. These loans are up to ten years in length and are used for either pre-development expenses on large water or wastewater projects or short-term water or wastewater capital improvements. In addition to the loan fund, MAP continues to publish its newsletter, Source, which serves as an important vehicle for disseminating information to water and sewer system operators, community leaders, and others involved in sustaining rural communities. 


Ohio

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.

 

States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Mr. Neil McCabe, CEO
P.O. Box 590
Fremont, OH 43420

Website: www.wsos.org
Telephone: (419) 334-8911, (419) 334-5117
Contact Person: Ms. Deb Martin
Email Address: dcmartin@wsos.org

Project Overview:
WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. (WSOS) is using RCD funds to build the technical, managerial, and financial capacity of small, rural communities. WSOS developed manuals for these communities on topics such as: water loss and leak detection, operations and maintenance, ordinances, bookkeeping, and billing systems. In addition, WSOS is aiding in preparation of vulnerability assessments and emergency plans as they related to homeland security for water and wastewater facilities. 


Tennessee

Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Grantee

 

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

 

State: Tennessee

Ms. Wanda Janes, USET Deputy Director
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37214-2751

Website: www.usetinc.org
Telephone: (615) 872-7900
Fax: (615) 467-1533
Contact Person: Lisa Berrios
Email Address: lberrios@usetinc.org

Project Overview:
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is using RCD funds to create a water and wastewater certification and training and technical assistance program to assist member Tribes in developing, operating, and sustaining efficient and safe water and wastewater facilities. This program is helping member Tribes achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and other applicable state and Tribal regulations. In addition, USET is utilizing its staff expertise to assist member Tribes in building their technical, managerial, and financial capacity through training, technical assistance, and for Tribe-to-Tribe peer assistance activities. 


Virginia

Regional Training and Technical Assistance Grantee
 

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.

 

States: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Mrs. Hope Cupit, Deputy CEO
347 Campbell Avenue, Suite 800
Roanoke, VA 24001-2868

Website: www.sercap.org
Telephone: (540) 345-1184, extension 21
Contact Person: V. Russ Rice
Email Address: rrice@sercap.org

Project Overview:
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is using RCD funds to provide training and technical assistance to low-income, rural communities in addressing water, wastewater, environmental, housing and economic development issues. The training and technical assistance focuses on rural leadership development, water and wastewater management, and operational troubleshooting for water and wastewater facilities. 


To learn about the success stories of RCD grantees, please visit the RCD Grantee Spotlight page

Last Reviewed: June 3, 2019

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