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Community development in action

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.

Community Needs Assessment Survey

Take our Community Needs Assessment Survey and help us better serve the community.

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.

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.


Rural LISC grant supports GLCAP community initiatives

Rural LISC has recently given a renewal grant to Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) to continue supporting GLCAP’s work in pursuing program needs for northwest Ohio communities.