Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP)
The Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) provides solutions for small communities for a variety of needs, and is part of the nationwide Rural Community Assistance Partnership network. Great Lakes RCAP serves a seven-state region that includes Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Great Lakes RCAP Services by State
One of our Success Stories
GLCAP RCAP Helps Small Town
with Infrastructure Needs
Learn how GLCAP's Great Lakes RCAP
staff helped the Village of New Boston, Ohio,
improve its sewer system. This video was
made by the U.S. Administration for
Children & Families and is hosted
on the USACF's YouTube channel.
Great Lakes RCAP can help communities access to safe drinking water supplies, protect groundwater supplies and watersheds, and treat and properly dispose of wastewater. RCAP can also help communities:
- Plan and finance infrastructure projects
- Administer grants
- Understand state and federal environmental regulations and requirements
- Responsibly manage and operate community facilities
- Prepare energy audits and environmental reports
- Develop rate studies and asset management plans
- Conduct vulnerability assessments and develop emergency response planning
- Develop a vision for the future and build leadership capacity in the community
Great Lakes RCAP
The Great Lakes RCAP Connection newsletter features stories from staff throughout our seven-state service region. See below for sign-up information to receive a mailed or electronic version of our newsletter.
About National RCAP
National Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Director Nathan Ohle discusses the role RCAP plays in
helping small communities.
Wastewater Systems in Your Community
Senior Rural Development Specialist Bud Mason
for GLCAP/RCAP, gives an overview of
wastewater collection systems.
Good Water Practices
Learn about how you can help your community's
wastewater systems through responsible
home water usage.
It's All About the Data
What can Geographic Information System (GIS)
data do for communities? A lot. Watch to learn
more about GIS.
RCAP Managerial and Financial Hub
The national Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has put together a financial and managerial resource hub for small communities. The hub contains links to resources on 11 finance and management topics from RCAP, EPA, and other organizations.
More information on the national RCAP is available at www.rcap.org.
Regional RCAP Staff
Great Lakes RCAP recently partnered on a newly released book, Investing in Rural Prosperity. “Many vulnerable rural communities across the country were still striving to fully recover from the GreatRCAP , Community and Rural Development
The Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), a non-profit program operated by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), has successfully helped another 15 communities across the state secure grant funds totaling over $18 million through the Ohio Broadband, Utilities, and Infrastructure for Local Development Success (BUILDS) program.RCAP
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..
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.