RCAP Services in Illinois
The Illinois Rural Community Assistance Program assists small communities throughout Illinois with utility, financial, asset management and other needs. Illinois GLRCAP is part of Great Lakes RCAP, administered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.
RCAP receives state and federal funding under the following programs, which will pay for its technical assistance to qualified communities.
- Appalachian Regional Commission and Governor's Office of Appalachia
- Ohio EPA - Division of Drinking and Groundwater
- Ohio Water Development Authority
- US Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Community Services
- US EPA Safe Drinking Water
- US EPA Wastewater
- USDA — Rural Utilities Service — Technitrain Program
- USDA — Rural Housing Service — Rural Community Development Initiatives Program
Availability under each program is limited based on the funding received each year. Communities that do not qualify for grant funded assistance can receive RCAP services for a fee covering its expenses. RCAP is administered by the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (a trade name of WSOS Community Action Commission), a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. RCAP also specializes in a number of services not covered under these grants, such as asset management plans, rate studies, environmental reports and grant administration, for a fee covering its expenses.