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Kentucky RCAP
Kentucky RCAP

RCAP Services in Kentucky

The Kentucky Rural Community Assistance Program assists small communities throughout Kentucky with utility, financial, asset management and other needs. Kentucky RCAP is operated by Community Action Kentucky and is part of Great Lakes RCAP, administered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.


Our Services

The Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) provides consulting services to help rural communities address their drinking water and wastewater treatment needs. Our field agents assist communities with project development and capacity building. Kentucky RCAP is operated by Community Action Kentucky and is part of the Great Lakes RCAP network, and receives funding from a number of federal programs to provide technical assistance to communities under 10,000 population. Many of our client communities serve only a few hundred people, or are rural areas in need of public water or sewer service. 



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Free Trainings

RCAP provides trainings for many industries and clients at low to no cost throughout the nation. RCAP in Kentucky specializes training for Drinking Water & Wastewater Systems (Certified Operators, Operators in Training, Board & Council Members), and Solid Waste & Recycling Systems. 

·        Live In-Person Classes & Workshops 

·        Online Instructor-Led Interactive Trainings & Webinars

·        Field Days


Water & Wastewater Certified Operator Trainings

Trainings provided by RCAP staff in Kentucky are listed below for water and/or wastewater operators to obtain continuing education hours. 

For more information, contact Chris Wells at 


Small Systems Wastewater Operator Training

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The following topics will be covered: Wastewater Regulation Overview, General Permit Process, Pre-treatment, Discharge Monitoring Report, Collection System Issues, Ordinances, and Sanctions, Facility Plans, and Asset Inventory.

RCAP is partnering with the Kentucky Division of Water to provide 6.0 continuing education hours for certified wastewater operators.

Due to federal funding from the USDA Rural Development, USEPA, and Health Human Services, this VIRTUAL TRAINING will be provided at NO COST to operators. Since the training is all day, please know that there will be several break opportunities throughout the day including a lunch break.

 Please note that the first 50 registrants will be secured a position in the training. 



Planning for Pandemics Toolkit



In response to growing concern over the global spread of the coronavirus that may reach the level of a pandemic outbreak, the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) has developed a Planning for Pandemics Toolkit for small water systems to help prepare for a pandemic. The toolkit includes informative flyers on the coronavirus and sanitation, as well as and a continuity of operations plan template that can be used to prepare for any pandemic (coronavirus, influenza, etc.).  

Click here to access.




Pandemic Training

It's always best to be prepared! Should your operator or other key personnel fall ill, how will your water or sewer system continue to operate? RCAP offered a short webinar in March to explain how small water and sewer systems can develop a plan for pandemics and other illness-related conditions. 

If you missed our March 16 Pandemic Preparedness webinar, you may listen at: 
3.16.20 Pandemic Preparedness Webinar

Password to access the recording: 2BePrepared



Kentucky RCAP Staff

Kimberly Padgett
State Director

Adam Bourque
Technical Assistance Provider

Maggie Mahan
Technical Assistance Provider


Melissa Melton
Technical Assistance Provider

Jared Schmal
Technical Assistance Provider

Chris Wells
Technical Assistance Provider


For More Information

For more information on Kentucky RCAP services, visit Kentucky Community Action's RCAP page.