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Community development in action

Community & Rural Development

Strategies for small communities to build and improve infrastructure, secure funding for community projects, administer grants and meet other needs.



Community Loan Fund

Learn how the GLCAP Community Loan Fund provides loans for facility improvements.

Planning & Development

See how we use our 50 years experience in planning and development services to help benefit communities.

Grant Writing Services

Our planning and development professionals have a long record of writing successful grant applications. Learn more today.

Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP)

We provide solutions for small communities for a variety of needs in a seven-state region, learn more today.

Private Well Assistance in action

Private Well Assistance

GLCAP can assist you if you own a home in a rural area and use well water supplies. We can help assess the quality of your water well and provide low-interest..

Great Lakes Consortium in action

Great Lakes Consortium

Each year, the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development supports international programming for both local communities and communities.

Entrepreneurship in action

Entrepreneurship

We believe that small communities have the people and the power to be successful. GLCAP entrepreneurial programs focus on building community capacity to...

Small Business Loans in action

Small Business Loans

GLCAP offers multiple loan programs that can help small businesses get off the ground, improve or expand. Loans are tailored to specific small business needs.

Kenny shares rural economic growth strategies at national conference

Small communities may not have as many resources as metropolitan areas, but can still use available resources to grow. This was the focus of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission) Community Development Coordinator Ben Kenny’s presentation, "Economic Development in a Rural Community Action Agency," at the National Community Action Partnership Conference, Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Philadelphia.


RCAP helps small communities in need secure funding

Water lines, sanitary and storm sewers, and other infrastructure are usually hidden from plain sight in most communities.