Community & Environmental

Promoting environmental and public health, building resilience, increasing sustainability, and improving the quality of life for small and rural communities.

Services Overview

RCAP Solutions oversees a number of environment-focused technical assistance and training programs. Through these efforts we build capacity to ensure rural communities have access to safe drinking water, reliable wastewater, solid waste solutions, and more.

These services, offered in all six New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, help communities to innovate and thrive. For assistance in your state, please visit Our Services by State page and select your state or territory to view regional contact information.

More Information

The Important Links & Documents to the right contain frequented resources for our Community & Environmental Services. A description of each resource can be found below.

  • RCAP Managerial & Financial Hub: This hub contains a collection of good resources related to various managerial and financial drinking water topics from the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and other organizations.

  • WaterOperator.org: This website aggregates the best resources on the web for small water and wastewater system operators in a user-friendly location.

  • Office of Community Services (OCS) World Water Day Page: This page is dedicated to the Office of Community Services (OCS) World Water Day resources. This page highlights work being done to address safe and clean water access, especially in low-income communities. World Water Day occurs every year on March 22.

Our services are funded by local, state, and federal agencies. For more information about the program in your area of interest, please use the service buttons at the top of this page.


This work is made possible because of the generous support from USDA Rural Development.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online here and at any USDA office. Or, write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (833) 256-1665 | (202) 690-7442
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

Testimonials

At RCAP Solutions, we strive to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and the communities in which they live. These testimonials highlight our work and outreach efforts so that others may benefit from our services.

“Water resources are our most valuable and critical resource. Without the contributions of RCAP Solutions, we would not be able to make the improvement and protection to our water source that we really need.”

Dale Houser Saco River Corridor Commission (Maine)

“Without the technical assistance of RCAP Solutions, our village would be completely lost in our search for much needed sewer and water infrastructure funding. RCAP’s value to smaller and rural localities cannot be understated.”

Dr. Anthony Evans Village of Portville, New York

“RCAP Solutions is always accessible to assist us. We recommend RCAP Solutions because they are transparent, complete, and dedicated to helping communities in need by providing support and assurance.”

Johanny Llabres Fajardo, Puerto Rico