RCAP Services in Ohio
The Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) provides consulting services to help rural communities (fewer than 10,000 in population) address their drinking water and wastewater treatment needs. Each year, we serve well over 200 communities in Ohio and leverage millions of dollars for water and sewer projects. Our field agents assist communities with project development and capacity building. Ohio RCAP is part of Great Lakes RCAP, administered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.
How is RCAP Funded?
RCAP receives state and federal funding under the following programs. Funding pays for 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
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Community Services
- U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water
- U.S. EPA Wastewater
- USDA — Rural Utilities Service — Technitrain Program
- USDA — Rural Housing Service — Rural Community Development Initiatives Program
Funding is limited by programs. Communities that do not qualify for grant-funded assistance can receive GLRCAP services for a fee.
RCAP provides a number of services that are not covered by grant funding. These include asset management plans, rate studies, environmental reports and grant administration. Services are available for a fee.
RCAP is administered by the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission), a 501(c)3 non-profit agency.
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