SERCAP in Virginia

 

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loan Fund Program

SERCAP's Loan Fund provides low-interest loans to low-income rural communities for predevelopment costs, system upgrades and new construction of water and wastewater services and facilities. Loans are also available for housing and community development. More Info...

Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program (Technitrain)

Technitrain is a technical assistance program operated by Southeast RCAP and funded by the national Rural Community Assistance Program with USDA Rural Utility Service dollars. The program provides community-specific training and technical assistance to small low-income communities and non-profit agencies serving a population of less than 10,000 to meet their water and wastewater needs. More Info...

For assistance with this program, contact Larry Wallace at lwallace@sercap.org.

Community Services Block Grant

SERCAP receives a Community Services Block Grant administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services. With this Community Action funding, we are able to impact four key issues facing low-income rural areas in the state: water and wastewater needs, housing, community organization, and community economic development. More Info...

For assistance with this program, contact Beth Pusha'at bpusha@sercap.org.

Rural Community Facilities Development Program

In Virginia, our hallmark program involves assistance to families and communities in repairing of water and wastewater systems or development of new systems. More Info...
 
For assistance with this program, contact Beth Pusha' at bpusha@sercap.org.

Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitating homes of low-income rural residents without complete indoor plumbing is a state-funded program in Virginia. When the home proves too decrepit for rehabilitation to meet HUD Section 8 housing standards, a new home is constructed.

For assistance with this program, contact Kenny Rodgers at krodgers@sercap.org.

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Grants

Since 1978, SERCAP has received a direct state appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly which is passed through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This grant funds activities in six major program areas: community organizing, water and wastewater infrastructure development, system operation and management assistance, housing, rural economic development and rural environmental resource issues. More Info...

For assistance with this program, contact Russ Rice at rrice@sercap.org.

Volunteers for Communities

SERCAP's Volunteers for Communities program is a unique project, which matches college student volunteers with communities in need of assistance with water and wastewater system improvements or economic development projects. These volunteers assist in a variety of ways such as painting houses and other buildings, digging trenches and laying pipes, and rehabilitating and weatherizing houses. More Info...

For more information on this program, contact Melissa Stephens at mstephens@sercap.org

Safe Drinking Water Assistance Program

The Safe Drinking Water Technical Assistance Program is funded by the US EPA Office of Water. This is a year-long technical assistance program focuses only on communities with drinking water system problems. Priority is given to projects with communities served by small rural water systems (populations of 3,300 or less) or very small rural water systems (populations of 500 or less).

For assistance with this program, contact Larry Wallace at lwallace@sercap.org.

Environmental Protection Agency Wastewater Project

This EPA funded program is designed to help communities with wastewater problems. The main aspects of this program include assisting communities in addressing regulatory concerns, small systems with operational and maintenance problems, communities violating their discharge permits or communities needing to upgrade their wastewater treatment and/or collection facilities in order to meet Clean Water Act requirements. The program also addresses a broad range of problems, including management, financing, construction, operations, lack of institutional capacity to implement facility improvements, facility maintenance, and watershed pollution threats.

For assistance with this program, contact Larry Wallace at lwallace@sercap.org.

Office of Community Services Program

In its training and technical assistance program funded through a Department of Health and Human Services Office of Community Services (OCS) grant, the agency assists communities throughout the seven-state region in developing the capability and expertise to establish and maintain affordable water and wastewater treatment facilities. More info...

For assistance with this program, contact Larry Wallace at lwallace@sercap.org.

Virginia State Grants Appropriation for Operations and Facilities Development

Since 1978,Southeast RCAP has received a direct state appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly which is passed through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This grant funds activities in six major program areas: community organizing, water and wastewater infrastructure development, system operation and management assistance, housing, rural economic development and rural environmental resource issues. Examples of services provided this program year include emergency grants to low-income families to replace or repair damaged plumbing, subsidizing tap fees and hook-on costs for low-income families, grants for up-front costs for preliminary engineering studies and other tests for community systems, and provision of comprehensive development costs in rural localities.

For assistance with this program, contact Larry Wallace at lwallace@sercap.org.

 

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