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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

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

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 grants help small communities in need

Water lines, drainage systems and other infrastructure are usually hidden from plain sight in most communities. But if this infrastructure weren’t there, no community could sustain economic growth needed to help people live, work and thrive.