Community Assistance Program is a national network of technical assistance providers and is funded by USDA, EPA and HHS.
Since 1981, IN-RCAP has been providing these services free of charge to low income, rural communities:
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT:
Organize community meetings
Educate residents about technology, financing, etc.
Create and analyze community
surveys for local leaders
Coordinate income surveys
funding scenarios and help prepare applications
Assist in procuring engineering and
Complete studies, grant applications, and other materials
Assess the work of hired professionals
Recruit volunteer committees
Assist with environmental reviews and other requirements
|RCAP attends EIWG meeting to help a utility develop a funding scenario.
Arrange for all funding for the project
Assure all requirements are being met
through design, construction
Assist in formation of entities, including sewer districts
and water corporations
Coordinate with funding agencies, regulators, consultants etc.
Facilitate public involvement and education.
existing utilities with management and finances
Arrange for technical assistance with
Assist with rate studies and other evaluations
FOR EXISTING UTILITIES:
Evaluate systems, newly built & existing,
for proper management
Evaluate budgets and rate structures
Managerial, financial, & operational technical assistance
Assist in complying
with regulatory requirements and solving system problems
Work with utilities to complete
and implement long-term plans such as capital improvement and wellhead protection plans
Provide Small Utilities Board Training and other training opportunities
- Energy Audits, Water Audits, Wellhead Protection Plans, Asset Management Plans, GIS Mapping