Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program

RCAP Staff

About Us


RCAP, the Rural Community Assistance Program, began as a local demonstration project in Roaoke, Virgina in 1969, and has grown into a national network of non-profit organizations that serve rural and Native American communities in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. RCAP works with communities to address their drinking water, wastewater treatment, and other community services and development needs.

Since 1981, the Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program (IN-RCAP) has provided technical assistance on water, wastewater, and solid waste issues to rural communities across the state. While RCAP is restricted to working with communities with a population under 10,000, a typical IN-RCAP community has a population under 1,000. Because the organization is funded entirely with grant money, RCAP is able to provide its services at no cost to communities.

RCAP Rural Development Specialists have over 123 years combined experience and have backgrounds ranging from licensed operators to regulatory compliance, and are members of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, the Indiana Rural Water Association, the IN Regional Solid Waste District Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, and are Certified CDBG Grant Administrators. 


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We at Indiana RCAP know that finding solutions to your water, wastewater, and solid waste needs is not an easy task. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. We do NOT provide services to individual residences (including energy assistance and funding for individual private wells/septics)—RCAP’s services are provided at the community-wide level.

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