In Virginia, our hallmark program involves assistance to families and communities in repairing of water and wastewater systems or development of new systems.
Southeast RCAP makes emergency grants to families to replace or repair damaged plumbing, pumps, lines or for construction of new facilities for individual, isolated households. This work involves cooperative efforts with local governing officials, community action agencies, departments of health and social services, and other non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity. We also provide financial assistance for tap fees and hook-on costs to new municipal water systems for additional low-income households.
Major assistance is provided to communities to cover up-front costs for preliminary engineering studies, test wells, soil tests and other analyses. Similarly, Southeast RCAP works with rural localities to provide comprehensive development costs for community wells, storage tank rehabilitations and other water system upgrades.