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Community & Rural Development

Strategies for small communities to build and improve infrastructure, secure and administer project funding, achieve compliance, and increase sustainability.



Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP)

We provide funding solutions for small communities within a seven-state region.

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.

Entrepreneurship

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

Van Wert County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Van Wert County Hazard Mitigation Plan assesses county vulnerability to natural disasters and is now open for public review and comment through Oct. 1.

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...

GLCAP senior housing in production in Toledo

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is co-developing affordable housing for seniors with MVAH Development LLC. The project is named Secor Senior Lofts and will be located at 3837 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio.

Community and Rural Development

Federal loans available for water well improvements

Low-interest loans are currently available via the Household Water Well Program for rural residents in need of water well improvements. Through the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), residents may borrow up to $11,000 for improvements to water wells and in-home water treatment systems. Loans carry an interest rate of 1 percent; loan maturity may not exceed 20 years and depends on the borrower’s repayment ability.

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