Our Mission
The Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) assists rural low-income individuals and underserved populations in developing and maintaining community infrastructure to improve rural quality of life through a network of community action agencies.

Contact Info

Great Lakes RCAP Regional Office
WSOS Community Action Commission
219 South Front Street, P.O. Box 590
Fremont, OH 43420
Fax (419) 334-5124
Call Toll Free 800-775-9767


Great Lakes RCAP receives federal funding under the following programs to provide free technical assistance to communities.

Health and Human Services - Office of Community Services
Program seeks to improve the living conditions of rural poor by providing access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater treatment in communities under 10,000.


Training and technical assistance is provided for small public water systems to achieve and maintain compliance with the SDWA.

USEPA Wastewater

Training and technical assistance is provided for small publicly owned wastewater systems and onsite/decentralized systems.

USEPA Private Well Assessment Program

The intent of this program is to provide education and assistance to individual homeowners regarding their well. A well assessment is conducted to identify potential contaminants. Feasible solutions for identified issues are then provided to the well owner as well as assistance to access federal, state, and other funding for well constructions and repairs.

USDA - Rural Utilities Service - Technitrain Program
RCAP assists communities under 10,000 in the development and management of water and wastewater facilities.

Most of these programs are targeted to serve communities in rural areas with populations under 3,300. Many of our client communities are very small, with less than a few hundred people. In addition to federal programs, several state RCAP's also receive a portion of their funding from other federal and state programs.