Midwest Assistance Program is part of a national network ― Rural Community Assistance Partnership. As a member of RCAP, MAP works in partnership with five other regional organizations. Since 1972, RCAP, a federally funded non-profit organization, has been a leader in rural community development, addressing problems and issues that have a direct impact on the quality of life in rural America.
RCAP members provide technical assistance, training, and financial resources to water and wastewater systems in more than 2,000 communities each year.
RCAP members work primarily with economically disadvantaged communities with fewer than 2,500 residents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
RCAP's goal is to improve environmental and community health, develop sustainable water and waste disposal facilities, increase the capability of local leaders to address current and future needs, and ensure that rural utilities are in compliance with federal and state regulations.
RCAP also engages in policy development, public education, advocacy on rural issues and applied research, especially focusing on community infrastructure.