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SERCAP 2016 ANNUAL REPORT Southeast R
SERCAP 2016  ANNUAL REPORT  Southeast R
1 3 Table of Contents Million Individuals with Improved Quality of Life Dear Friends Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP is diligently working with its clients and service partners to become more resourceful in these upcoming tough economic times We are committed to finding innovative ways to serve individuals and communities that need our assistance For more than 40 years our stakeholders have often told us We could not have done it without you more times than we can count Those words continue to drive SERCAP to fulfill its primary mission of promoting the development of affordable water and wastewater facilities community development environmental health and economic self sufficiency SERCAP has provided many services within our region We want to continue our tradition of doing great work while being recognized as a leader in the fight to improve conditions and promote economic development in rural America The comprehensive infrastructure services provided by our staff support rural Americans who need someone to lean on during times of hardship We provide the capacity necessary to fill the gaps for individuals and communities to become and to remain self sustaining A good measure of the effectiveness of a service oriented organization such as SERCAP is our ability to provide new services or continue existing services as needs are identified One example of SERCAP s response over the years is the continual need for a successful initiative which offers low interest loans to homeowners requiring repairs or replacement of their well and or septic systems These loan funds allow homeowners who are otherwise unable to secure conventional financing to make costly repairs to inoperable wells septic systems across the seven state SERCAP service region SERCAP continues to provide hands on technical assistance training financing economic development capacity building and other direct services needed by the rural residents and communities the agency serves This annual report provides a snapshot of those programs and services that are increasingly vital to meet the needs of rural communities Southeast RCAP wants to thank its service partners and clients who joined SERCAP to fulfill our primary mission We ask that you continue to work with us Water Is Life SERCAP Financials 5 SERCAP A Summary of Services 6 SERCAP Programs 7 SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life 8 SERCAP Housing Programs 9 A SERCAP Story 10 Delaware 10 Maryland 11 Virginia 12 North Carolina 13 South Carolina 14 Georgia 15 Florida 16 VFC Alternative Break 17 SERCAP Staff 18 SERCAP Board of Directors 19 Hope F Cupit President CEO 2 3
1.3  Table of Contents  Million Individuals with Improved Quality of Life   Dear Friends, Southeast Rural Community Assist...
1 3 Table of Contents Million Individuals with Improved Quality of Life Dear Friends Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP is diligently working with its clients and service partners to become more resourceful in these upcoming tough economic times We are committed to finding innovative ways to serve individuals and communities that need our assistance For more than 40 years our stakeholders have often told us We could not have done it without you more times than we can count Those words continue to drive SERCAP to fulfill its primary mission of promoting the development of affordable water and wastewater facilities community development environmental health and economic self sufficiency SERCAP has provided many services within our region We want to continue our tradition of doing great work while being recognized as a leader in the fight to improve conditions and promote economic development in rural America The comprehensive infrastructure services provided by our staff support rural Americans who need someone to lean on during times of hardship We provide the capacity necessary to fill the gaps for individuals and communities to become and to remain self sustaining A good measure of the effectiveness of a service oriented organization such as SERCAP is our ability to provide new services or continue existing services as needs are identified One example of SERCAP s response over the years is the continual need for a successful initiative which offers low interest loans to homeowners requiring repairs or replacement of their well and or septic systems These loan funds allow homeowners who are otherwise unable to secure conventional financing to make costly repairs to inoperable wells septic systems across the seven state SERCAP service region SERCAP continues to provide hands on technical assistance training financing economic development capacity building and other direct services needed by the rural residents and communities the agency serves This annual report provides a snapshot of those programs and services that are increasingly vital to meet the needs of rural communities Southeast RCAP wants to thank its service partners and clients who joined SERCAP to fulfill our primary mission We ask that you continue to work with us Water Is Life SERCAP Financials 5 SERCAP A Summary of Services 6 SERCAP Programs 7 SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life 8 SERCAP Housing Programs 9 A SERCAP Story 10 Delaware 10 Maryland 11 Virginia 12 North Carolina 13 South Carolina 14 Georgia 15 Florida 16 VFC Alternative Break 17 SERCAP Staff 18 SERCAP Board of Directors 19 Hope F Cupit President CEO 2 3
1.3  Table of Contents  Million Individuals with Improved Quality of Life   Dear Friends, Southeast Rural Community Assist...
1 3 274 SERCAP Financials Number of Communities with Strengthened Water Wastewater Infastructure and Improved Environmental Health Million Individuals Gained Access to Clean Safe Drinking Water SUPPORT AND REVENUE Grants 3 898 208 Other Income 564 477 Total Revenue 4 462 685 EXPENDITURES Personnel 1 185 528 Fringe Benefits 432 971 Contractual 513 401 Travel 326 797 Space Costs 127 209 Interest Expense 16 143 Consumable Supplies 143 253 Rental Lease or Purchase of Equipment 226 217 Other direct costs 100 873 Project Development 503 029 Allocated Indirect Costs 589 444 Total Expenditures 4 164865 Change in Net Assets 297 820 Net Assets beginning 4 024 602 Net Assets ending 4 322 422 4 5
1.3  274  SERCAP Financials  Number of Communities with Strengthened Water Wastewater Infastructure and Improved Environme...
1 3 274 SERCAP Financials Number of Communities with Strengthened Water Wastewater Infastructure and Improved Environmental Health Million Individuals Gained Access to Clean Safe Drinking Water SUPPORT AND REVENUE Grants 3 898 208 Other Income 564 477 Total Revenue 4 462 685 EXPENDITURES Personnel 1 185 528 Fringe Benefits 432 971 Contractual 513 401 Travel 326 797 Space Costs 127 209 Interest Expense 16 143 Consumable Supplies 143 253 Rental Lease or Purchase of Equipment 226 217 Other direct costs 100 873 Project Development 503 029 Allocated Indirect Costs 589 444 Total Expenditures 4 164865 Change in Net Assets 297 820 Net Assets beginning 4 024 602 Net Assets ending 4 322 422 4 5
1.3  274  SERCAP Financials  Number of Communities with Strengthened Water Wastewater Infastructure and Improved Environme...
SERCAP A Summary of Services SERCAP Programs Since 1969 Southeast Technical Assistance for Water Wastewater Systems Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP has been assisting both individuals and communities to gain access to reliable sources of clean safe drinking water environmentally sound wastewater facilities sound water and wastewater infrastructure for communities and to complete indoor plumbing facilities for individual households In the 48 years that SERCAP has been working for communities the organization has added a number of programs that provide community development services and help both individual clients and communities alike to achieve Environmental Health and Economic Self sufficiency SERCAP s programs and services include training and technical assistance for water wastewater facilities financial assistance for communities and individuals in the forms of both grants and low interest loans water wastewater training housing rehabilitation services housing counseling services and SERCAP s signature VFC Alternative Break program 113 In addition to providing direct services to individual clients and communities SERCAP also advocates for rural communities and educates the public about the continued need for adequate water wastewater infrastructure and complete indoor plumbing assistance in 21st Century America For the first time on March 22 2016 World Water Day the White House held the White House Water Summit on Building a Sustainable Water Future in the US SERCAP s President CEO Hope Cupit spoke at the Summit about the continued need for access to clean safe drinking water and promoted SERCAP s A Day Without Indoor Plumbing campaign SERCAP s presence at the Summit and prestigious invitation to speak is a testament to the good work being done by the agency Rate Studies Compliance Monitoring Assistance Income Surveys SMART Solid Waste Training for Water Wastewater Staff Board Facilities Development Grants Miscellaneous Grants Housing Services One on One Housing Counseling Financial Literacy Education Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Aging in Place Financial Services Individual Household Well Loans Individual Household Septic Loans Individual Home Improvement Loans Community Development Loans Loan Application Assistance 502 504 Loan Processing Households Became Safe Warm and Dry VFC Alternative Break Program 6 7
SERCAP  A Summary of Services  SERCAP Programs  Since 1969, Southeast  Technical Assistance for Water Wastewater Systems  ...
SERCAP A Summary of Services SERCAP Programs Since 1969 Southeast Technical Assistance for Water Wastewater Systems Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP has been assisting both individuals and communities to gain access to reliable sources of clean safe drinking water environmentally sound wastewater facilities sound water and wastewater infrastructure for communities and to complete indoor plumbing facilities for individual households In the 48 years that SERCAP has been working for communities the organization has added a number of programs that provide community development services and help both individual clients and communities alike to achieve Environmental Health and Economic Self sufficiency SERCAP s programs and services include training and technical assistance for water wastewater facilities financial assistance for communities and individuals in the forms of both grants and low interest loans water wastewater training housing rehabilitation services housing counseling services and SERCAP s signature VFC Alternative Break program 113 In addition to providing direct services to individual clients and communities SERCAP also advocates for rural communities and educates the public about the continued need for adequate water wastewater infrastructure and complete indoor plumbing assistance in 21st Century America For the first time on March 22 2016 World Water Day the White House held the White House Water Summit on Building a Sustainable Water Future in the US SERCAP s President CEO Hope Cupit spoke at the Summit about the continued need for access to clean safe drinking water and promoted SERCAP s A Day Without Indoor Plumbing campaign SERCAP s presence at the Summit and prestigious invitation to speak is a testament to the good work being done by the agency Rate Studies Compliance Monitoring Assistance Income Surveys SMART Solid Waste Training for Water Wastewater Staff Board Facilities Development Grants Miscellaneous Grants Housing Services One on One Housing Counseling Financial Literacy Education Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Aging in Place Financial Services Individual Household Well Loans Individual Household Septic Loans Individual Home Improvement Loans Community Development Loans Loan Application Assistance 502 504 Loan Processing Households Became Safe Warm and Dry VFC Alternative Break Program 6 7
SERCAP  A Summary of Services  SERCAP Programs  Since 1969, Southeast  Technical Assistance for Water Wastewater Systems  ...
SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life SERCAP Housing Programs 68 942 Every year SERCAP hosts the Water Is Life Conference Luncheon to celebrate the past year s accomplishments and to encourage support of SERCAP s programs services and mission The event strives to highlight SERCAP s goal of providing access to clean safe drinking water and all the myriad ways in which this goal can be accomplished On April 20 2016 SERCAP hosted its Annual Water Is Life Conference Luncheon in Roanoke VA in celebration of the past year s accomplishments in water wastewater and community development projects Approximately 180 guests from around the Commonwealth of Virginia and SERCAP s seven state service region attended the event to hear speakers including the Virginia Secretary of the Treasury Maurice Jones While SERCAP serves a seven state region the Water Is Life Conference Luncheon has always taken place in Roanoke VA The event significantly contributes to the economic selfsufficiency of the Roanoke Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia through the use of locally operated businesses and an increase in sales tax and prepared food tax revenues from the attendees of the event and the event itself SERCAP also passed out Dogwood tree saplings to all attendees which will promote environmental health for the Commonwealth of Virginia through the encouragement of tree planting and increased oxygen production in all areas where the trees are planted SERCAP s dedication to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the entire southeast region of the United States support of local businesses and positive environmental practices have been contributing to the long term economic stability and environmental health of its service region for many years and will continue to do so in the future 8 Individuals assisted with affordable water wastewater facilities through affordable loans grants to small water systems communities at an investment of 1 443 346 74 798 Individuals in Maryland given Technical Assistance 0n 8 different projects Over the past several years SERCAP s Housing Department has been working diligently become the Rehabilitation Specialists for a number of Community Development Block Grant CDBG grant projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia Currently SERCAP s Housing Department is working on six 6 CDBG Projects including Kersey Bottom in Pulaski County Town of Boones Mill in Franklin County Highway 49 Skipwith in Mecklenburg County the Town of Newsoms Project in Southampton County City of Emporia and the recently awarded Lower Roxbury Neighborhood Revitalization Project for the Town of Clifton Forge in Alleghany County SERCAP s expertise as Rural Housing Specialists particularly in the area of Housing Rehabilitation is helping the agency to develop a reputation as one of the go to agencies for this unique kind of housing rehabilitation work As the Rehabilitation Specialist agency for these CDBG projects SERCAP provides services including Housing Inspections Work Write ups Lead based Paint Risk Assessments Asbestos Inspections Pre qualifies Contractors and Moderates Bid Process for construction work submission of Change Orders to Funding Agency Home Maintenance Education for homeowners etc 2 5 If you are interested in SERCAP becoming the Rehabilitation Specialist for a CDBG Project in your community please contact SERCAP s Housing Department at 540 345 1184 Million Dollars Investing in Long Term Infrastructure Community Development and Housing Projects 9
SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life   SERCAP Housing Programs 68,942  Every year,  SERCAP hosts the Water Is Life  Conference   Lunc...
SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life SERCAP Housing Programs 68 942 Every year SERCAP hosts the Water Is Life Conference Luncheon to celebrate the past year s accomplishments and to encourage support of SERCAP s programs services and mission The event strives to highlight SERCAP s goal of providing access to clean safe drinking water and all the myriad ways in which this goal can be accomplished On April 20 2016 SERCAP hosted its Annual Water Is Life Conference Luncheon in Roanoke VA in celebration of the past year s accomplishments in water wastewater and community development projects Approximately 180 guests from around the Commonwealth of Virginia and SERCAP s seven state service region attended the event to hear speakers including the Virginia Secretary of the Treasury Maurice Jones While SERCAP serves a seven state region the Water Is Life Conference Luncheon has always taken place in Roanoke VA The event significantly contributes to the economic selfsufficiency of the Roanoke Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia through the use of locally operated businesses and an increase in sales tax and prepared food tax revenues from the attendees of the event and the event itself SERCAP also passed out Dogwood tree saplings to all attendees which will promote environmental health for the Commonwealth of Virginia through the encouragement of tree planting and increased oxygen production in all areas where the trees are planted SERCAP s dedication to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the entire southeast region of the United States support of local businesses and positive environmental practices have been contributing to the long term economic stability and environmental health of its service region for many years and will continue to do so in the future 8 Individuals assisted with affordable water wastewater facilities through affordable loans grants to small water systems communities at an investment of 1 443 346 74 798 Individuals in Maryland given Technical Assistance 0n 8 different projects Over the past several years SERCAP s Housing Department has been working diligently become the Rehabilitation Specialists for a number of Community Development Block Grant CDBG grant projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia Currently SERCAP s Housing Department is working on six 6 CDBG Projects including Kersey Bottom in Pulaski County Town of Boones Mill in Franklin County Highway 49 Skipwith in Mecklenburg County the Town of Newsoms Project in Southampton County City of Emporia and the recently awarded Lower Roxbury Neighborhood Revitalization Project for the Town of Clifton Forge in Alleghany County SERCAP s expertise as Rural Housing Specialists particularly in the area of Housing Rehabilitation is helping the agency to develop a reputation as one of the go to agencies for this unique kind of housing rehabilitation work As the Rehabilitation Specialist agency for these CDBG projects SERCAP provides services including Housing Inspections Work Write ups Lead based Paint Risk Assessments Asbestos Inspections Pre qualifies Contractors and Moderates Bid Process for construction work submission of Change Orders to Funding Agency Home Maintenance Education for homeowners etc 2 5 If you are interested in SERCAP becoming the Rehabilitation Specialist for a CDBG Project in your community please contact SERCAP s Housing Department at 540 345 1184 Million Dollars Investing in Long Term Infrastructure Community Development and Housing Projects 9
SERCAP 2016 Water Is Life   SERCAP Housing Programs 68,942  Every year,  SERCAP hosts the Water Is Life  Conference   Lunc...
A SERCAP Story Delaware 12 931 Individuals in Delaware given Technical Assistance 0n 14 different projects Most communities in Delaware receive their water and wastewater services from a public or private utility However many rural residents do not have access to these existing systems or are challenged with owning and operating their own small rural water and or wastewater systems Therefore these residents are faced with many challenges in the maintenance and operation of these small systems because they often lack the requisite skills needed to be successful including technical expertise volunteer manpower payment collection systems financial management and effective governance skills The consequences of not effectively combating these challenges may include regulatory non compliance and failed systems with a potential risk to housing stock In June of 2015 an ad hoc state level working committee of elected representatives federal state and county government agencies private utilities and non profits began meeting to collaborate on potential solutions In May of 2016 after a thorough evaluation of a Request for Information three organizations EDEN Delmarva EDEN Diamond State Sustainability Corporation DSSC and Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP expressed interest in developing and piloting a potential solution The three organizations joined together to form Clean Water Solutions an innovative non profit partnership in order to provide sustainable support services to communities and their privately owned systems Through this unique partnership they ll assist communities with critical upgrades to prevent system failures assume ownership of community infrastructure when necessary deliver financial management and oversight services and provide technical expertise for operation maintenance and capital improvements 10 Two SERCAP Stories Maryland Maryland US EPA Drinking Water Training Fills to Capacity In conjunction with the Chesapeake American Waterworks Association AWWA SERCAP s Maryland partner presented their 2016 US EPA Drinking Water Training titled Achieve Maintain Compliance with the SDWA The class was held December 2 2016 in Mount Airy Maryland at the Town Hall 74 798 Individuals in Maryland given Technical Assistance 0n 8 different projects and the training was filled to capacity with a full 36 participants attending A total of 11 small drinking water systems were in attendance as well as participants from the Office of US EPA Maryland Rural Water Maryland Environmental Service and the U S Chief Drinking Water Division of the Army Public Health Center Licensed operators who successfully completed the pre and post tests were award 11 Continuing Education hours for use towards operator training certification training Town of Accident Sewer Phase II Receives Funding The Town of Accident recently received notification that their application to USDA was awarded a grant loan combination of 1 766 000 Grant of 996 000 and Loan of 770 000 for Phase II of their Sewer Project The project has also received funds in the amount of 1 353 284 through the State Revolving Loan Fund SRF In the spring of 2017 the project will be undertaking Inflow Infiltration testing and flow monitoring at the wastewater treatment plant This will allow the town and engineers to determine flow reduction achieved during Phase I of the collection and conveyance system work and assist in working with state primacy agency personnel MDE for flow permitting the new ENR treatment technology WWTP The RCAP TAP town officials and the engineering team have been meeting and discussing the new WWTP design capacity and permitting with state primacy agency personnel 11
A SERCAP Story  Delaware  12,931  Individuals in Delaware given Technical Assistance 0n 14 different projects.  Most commu...
A SERCAP Story Delaware 12 931 Individuals in Delaware given Technical Assistance 0n 14 different projects Most communities in Delaware receive their water and wastewater services from a public or private utility However many rural residents do not have access to these existing systems or are challenged with owning and operating their own small rural water and or wastewater systems Therefore these residents are faced with many challenges in the maintenance and operation of these small systems because they often lack the requisite skills needed to be successful including technical expertise volunteer manpower payment collection systems financial management and effective governance skills The consequences of not effectively combating these challenges may include regulatory non compliance and failed systems with a potential risk to housing stock In June of 2015 an ad hoc state level working committee of elected representatives federal state and county government agencies private utilities and non profits began meeting to collaborate on potential solutions In May of 2016 after a thorough evaluation of a Request for Information three organizations EDEN Delmarva EDEN Diamond State Sustainability Corporation DSSC and Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP expressed interest in developing and piloting a potential solution The three organizations joined together to form Clean Water Solutions an innovative non profit partnership in order to provide sustainable support services to communities and their privately owned systems Through this unique partnership they ll assist communities with critical upgrades to prevent system failures assume ownership of community infrastructure when necessary deliver financial management and oversight services and provide technical expertise for operation maintenance and capital improvements 10 Two SERCAP Stories Maryland Maryland US EPA Drinking Water Training Fills to Capacity In conjunction with the Chesapeake American Waterworks Association AWWA SERCAP s Maryland partner presented their 2016 US EPA Drinking Water Training titled Achieve Maintain Compliance with the SDWA The class was held December 2 2016 in Mount Airy Maryland at the Town Hall 74 798 Individuals in Maryland given Technical Assistance 0n 8 different projects and the training was filled to capacity with a full 36 participants attending A total of 11 small drinking water systems were in attendance as well as participants from the Office of US EPA Maryland Rural Water Maryland Environmental Service and the U S Chief Drinking Water Division of the Army Public Health Center Licensed operators who successfully completed the pre and post tests were award 11 Continuing Education hours for use towards operator training certification training Town of Accident Sewer Phase II Receives Funding The Town of Accident recently received notification that their application to USDA was awarded a grant loan combination of 1 766 000 Grant of 996 000 and Loan of 770 000 for Phase II of their Sewer Project The project has also received funds in the amount of 1 353 284 through the State Revolving Loan Fund SRF In the spring of 2017 the project will be undertaking Inflow Infiltration testing and flow monitoring at the wastewater treatment plant This will allow the town and engineers to determine flow reduction achieved during Phase I of the collection and conveyance system work and assist in working with state primacy agency personnel MDE for flow permitting the new ENR treatment technology WWTP The RCAP TAP town officials and the engineering team have been meeting and discussing the new WWTP design capacity and permitting with state primacy agency personnel 11
A SERCAP Story  Delaware  12,931  Individuals in Delaware given Technical Assistance 0n 14 different projects.  Most commu...
221 789 Individuals in Virginia given Technical Assistance 0n 62 different projects A SERCAP Story Virginia A SERCAP Story North Carolina During the 2016 Program Year SERCAP s Regional SERCAP s 2016 Department assisted the Brooks Cluster Homeowners Association HOA a small community of six 6 homes in northeastern Fauquier County to replace the 2 000 Gallon Hydropneumatic Water Storage Tank that experienced a catastrophic failure back in June and became unable to hold water or maintain delivery pressure In Partnership with People Incorporated SERCAP is providing Technical Assistance TA along with a Facilities Development Grant to fund a shortterm emergency solution that will immediately restore water service and a long term permanent replacement tank which will take up to 12 weeks to be fabricated Additionally SERCAP is working with the community to organize community meetings that will assist the community in developing the financial technical and managerial capacity that s required to own and operate the small water system The long term positive impact of this project will be the maintained and or improved Environmental Health for the residents of the community through the provision of a reliable source of clean safe drinking water The project will also improve the Economic Self sufficiency of the community by improving the community water infrastructure which may in turn encourage neighborhood revitalization community development and an overall improved Quality of Life 1 3 Funding for SERCAP s Technical Assistance Program is made possible by the Department of Health Human Services HHS Office of Community Services OCS Grant USDA RD s Technitrain Program and the Drinking Water Compliance Grant through the EPA Additionally all of SERCAP s programs in Virginia are leveraged by a Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly which is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing Community Development DHCD Million Individuals Gained Access to Environmentally Sound Wasterwater and Septic Facilities 12 309 060 Individuals in North Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 60 different projects EPA Private Well Program had a successful first year with 120 private well owners across four states receiving an on site individual well assessment The purpose of the program is to provide education and outreach to well owners to encourage better source water protection and to promote testing well water regularly in order to protect health As part of SERCAP s program four workshops for professionals who deal with private wells were conducted in Virginia North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia These informative workshops were well attended by local and state level health department officials well drillers cooperative extension agents soil conservation staff state environmental department staff and other interested individuals Topics discussed included an overview of outreach methods for programs that could be applicable to a private well program This included a literature survey of over 100 outreach programs data from a survey on reasons behind why people don t sample their wells and an overview of a few other successful private well programs The workshops also included stepby step training on conducting a well assessment using the Well Assessment Tool developed for this program by The University of Illinois with contributions from a working group comprised of knowledgeable professionals 85 If you are interested in a well assessment or would like more information about upcoming workshops including well owner workshops please contact Janice Tatum at jtatum sercap org or via phone at 984 222 4304 Number of Individuals with Improved Economic Self sufficiency 13
221,789  Individuals in Virginia given Technical Assistance 0n 62 different projects.  A SERCAP Story  Virginia  A SERCAP ...
221 789 Individuals in Virginia given Technical Assistance 0n 62 different projects A SERCAP Story Virginia A SERCAP Story North Carolina During the 2016 Program Year SERCAP s Regional SERCAP s 2016 Department assisted the Brooks Cluster Homeowners Association HOA a small community of six 6 homes in northeastern Fauquier County to replace the 2 000 Gallon Hydropneumatic Water Storage Tank that experienced a catastrophic failure back in June and became unable to hold water or maintain delivery pressure In Partnership with People Incorporated SERCAP is providing Technical Assistance TA along with a Facilities Development Grant to fund a shortterm emergency solution that will immediately restore water service and a long term permanent replacement tank which will take up to 12 weeks to be fabricated Additionally SERCAP is working with the community to organize community meetings that will assist the community in developing the financial technical and managerial capacity that s required to own and operate the small water system The long term positive impact of this project will be the maintained and or improved Environmental Health for the residents of the community through the provision of a reliable source of clean safe drinking water The project will also improve the Economic Self sufficiency of the community by improving the community water infrastructure which may in turn encourage neighborhood revitalization community development and an overall improved Quality of Life 1 3 Funding for SERCAP s Technical Assistance Program is made possible by the Department of Health Human Services HHS Office of Community Services OCS Grant USDA RD s Technitrain Program and the Drinking Water Compliance Grant through the EPA Additionally all of SERCAP s programs in Virginia are leveraged by a Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly which is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing Community Development DHCD Million Individuals Gained Access to Environmentally Sound Wasterwater and Septic Facilities 12 309 060 Individuals in North Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 60 different projects EPA Private Well Program had a successful first year with 120 private well owners across four states receiving an on site individual well assessment The purpose of the program is to provide education and outreach to well owners to encourage better source water protection and to promote testing well water regularly in order to protect health As part of SERCAP s program four workshops for professionals who deal with private wells were conducted in Virginia North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia These informative workshops were well attended by local and state level health department officials well drillers cooperative extension agents soil conservation staff state environmental department staff and other interested individuals Topics discussed included an overview of outreach methods for programs that could be applicable to a private well program This included a literature survey of over 100 outreach programs data from a survey on reasons behind why people don t sample their wells and an overview of a few other successful private well programs The workshops also included stepby step training on conducting a well assessment using the Well Assessment Tool developed for this program by The University of Illinois with contributions from a working group comprised of knowledgeable professionals 85 If you are interested in a well assessment or would like more information about upcoming workshops including well owner workshops please contact Janice Tatum at jtatum sercap org or via phone at 984 222 4304 Number of Individuals with Improved Economic Self sufficiency 13
221,789  Individuals in Virginia given Technical Assistance 0n 62 different projects.  A SERCAP Story  Virginia  A SERCAP ...
A SERCAP Story South Carolina 311 744 Individuals in South Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 57 different projects SERCAP s South Carolina Office initiated a project in 2015 working with Mitford Rural Water District MRWD located near Great Falls South Carolina to evaluate the financial stability and sustainability of the utility MRWD was established as a Special Purpose District to provide drinking water services within designated boundaries of Chester and Fairfield Counties Mitford is a small community of less than 2 000 people with a lowincome population of approximately 75 A major issue in the sustainability of MRWD is the cost of source water Currently MRWD purchases all of their source water from a single provider Under the terms of the contract MRWD is restricted from purchasing water from any other entity However MRWD can pursue development of its own source water SERCAP is working with MRWD on two specific aspects of the project The first effort was targeted at attempts to re negotiate the current contract to restructure the existing contract by establishing a wholesale water rate from the current provider A study was conducted to identify the wholesale water rate structure used at other source water entities in neighboring vicinities Using this information a letter was compiled requesting a reduction in the rates charged to the entity Discussions are continuing to be held concerning the existing rate charges As a second effort SERCAP is working with MRWD to identify potential properties for development of an independent source water well s Several sites have been identified and scopes of work are being developed to address these sites A funding effort has also been initiated with several entities to determine if grant loan dollars are available to assist in the construction and development of a source water well 14 Two SERCAP Stories Georgia SERCAP s Partner GA RCAP Assists City of Woodbury The City of Woodbury requested assistance from Georgia RCAP with a proposed project that would replace six aged and dilapidated wastewater pumping stations to reduce potential overflows and failures as well as improve its wastewater treatment facilty During the past two quarters meetings in Woodbury with city officials and the project engineer have 63 125 Individuals in Georgia given Technical Assistance 0n 24 different projects resulted in the assignment of tasks and action items to move the project along The engineer s preliminary report and cost estimate is not complete but the cost is expected to be in the 2 million range and funding will require grant and loan funds As such the city will apply for CDBG funding in the 2017 competition Georgia RCAP is working with the city engineer and regional commission to gather the required data to complete the CDBG application by the April 2017 due date Dexter GA Receives Assistance Through Technitrain Georgia RCAP recently completed a three year multi phase project which has improved the water distribution system of Dexter GA benefiting 248 citizens Georgia RCAP worked with the City and the project engineer to provide technical assistance including pre and post award requirements for loan funding from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority GEFA in the amount of 189 663 and a CDBG award of 500 000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs GA RCAP s Assistance included completion of a fiscal analysis a rate study public notices interim financing for construction contractor procurement completion of a vulnerability assessment and updating the city s emergency response plan 15
A SERCAP Story  South Carolina  311,744  Individuals in South Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 57 different projects...
A SERCAP Story South Carolina 311 744 Individuals in South Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 57 different projects SERCAP s South Carolina Office initiated a project in 2015 working with Mitford Rural Water District MRWD located near Great Falls South Carolina to evaluate the financial stability and sustainability of the utility MRWD was established as a Special Purpose District to provide drinking water services within designated boundaries of Chester and Fairfield Counties Mitford is a small community of less than 2 000 people with a lowincome population of approximately 75 A major issue in the sustainability of MRWD is the cost of source water Currently MRWD purchases all of their source water from a single provider Under the terms of the contract MRWD is restricted from purchasing water from any other entity However MRWD can pursue development of its own source water SERCAP is working with MRWD on two specific aspects of the project The first effort was targeted at attempts to re negotiate the current contract to restructure the existing contract by establishing a wholesale water rate from the current provider A study was conducted to identify the wholesale water rate structure used at other source water entities in neighboring vicinities Using this information a letter was compiled requesting a reduction in the rates charged to the entity Discussions are continuing to be held concerning the existing rate charges As a second effort SERCAP is working with MRWD to identify potential properties for development of an independent source water well s Several sites have been identified and scopes of work are being developed to address these sites A funding effort has also been initiated with several entities to determine if grant loan dollars are available to assist in the construction and development of a source water well 14 Two SERCAP Stories Georgia SERCAP s Partner GA RCAP Assists City of Woodbury The City of Woodbury requested assistance from Georgia RCAP with a proposed project that would replace six aged and dilapidated wastewater pumping stations to reduce potential overflows and failures as well as improve its wastewater treatment facilty During the past two quarters meetings in Woodbury with city officials and the project engineer have 63 125 Individuals in Georgia given Technical Assistance 0n 24 different projects resulted in the assignment of tasks and action items to move the project along The engineer s preliminary report and cost estimate is not complete but the cost is expected to be in the 2 million range and funding will require grant and loan funds As such the city will apply for CDBG funding in the 2017 competition Georgia RCAP is working with the city engineer and regional commission to gather the required data to complete the CDBG application by the April 2017 due date Dexter GA Receives Assistance Through Technitrain Georgia RCAP recently completed a three year multi phase project which has improved the water distribution system of Dexter GA benefiting 248 citizens Georgia RCAP worked with the City and the project engineer to provide technical assistance including pre and post award requirements for loan funding from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority GEFA in the amount of 189 663 and a CDBG award of 500 000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs GA RCAP s Assistance included completion of a fiscal analysis a rate study public notices interim financing for construction contractor procurement completion of a vulnerability assessment and updating the city s emergency response plan 15
A SERCAP Story  South Carolina  311,744  Individuals in South Carolina given Technical Assistance 0n 57 different projects...
A SERCAP Story Florida 259 833 Individuals in Florida given Technical Assistance 0n 49 different projects A SERCAP Story VFC Spring Break 51 Community members instilled with a Lifelong Commitment to Service at an investment of 13 146 The City of Bunnell FL is currently working with SERCAP through the Technitrain Program to compile all mandatory documents required by the state in order to regroup their system Currently the city is using an ION Exchange treatment to deliver safe drinking water and a SERCAP Technical Assistance Provider TAP is currently compiling Vulnerability Assessments for the drinking water and wastewater facilities However after a site visit was conducted by SERCAP an incident occurred where an individual running from Law Enforcement ran into the water facility and tried to hide in a storage tank containing 125 000 gallons of water The tank had to be isolated drained and disinfected costing the city a significant amount of money This prompted SERCAP s TAP to suggest in the findings report that electronic entry gates be added to the facility SERCAP is also compiling a rate study storm water fees reuse fees and cross connection plan for the city SERCAP conducted a USDA Trainer in a Box Workshop on Sustainable Management with five Commission members present 113 28 of individuals receiving services under the Technitrain Grant in Florida are low income SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program offers college students an alternative to traditional Spring Break activities by bringing them into low income communities to participate in service learning projects and engage them in a cultural exchange experience During the month of March in 2016 VFC hosted over 400 college student volunteers who engaged in a variety of service activities including assisting local boards of health volunteering at homeless shelters painting repairing community facilities and mentoring kids at local after school programs SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program positively impacts the communities that host the students by improving those communities environmental health economic self sufficiency and overall quality of life The student volunteers work with local clinics and health organizations to assist in the provision of health services to low income community members and health education activities The student volunteers also make a financial contribution to the host communities as an essential part of the program which in turn impacts the economic self sufficiency of the communities by providing funds that can be used towards community development and civic engagement projects 13k SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program is made possible through the programs fees and is additionally leveraged by a Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly administered by the Virginia Department of Housing Community Development DHCD Individuals Moved Closer to Economic Self sufficiency Economic Stability 16 Hours of Free Volunteer Labor 17
A SERCAP Story  Florida  259,833  Individuals in Florida given Technical Assistance 0n 49 different projects.  A SERCAP St...
A SERCAP Story Florida 259 833 Individuals in Florida given Technical Assistance 0n 49 different projects A SERCAP Story VFC Spring Break 51 Community members instilled with a Lifelong Commitment to Service at an investment of 13 146 The City of Bunnell FL is currently working with SERCAP through the Technitrain Program to compile all mandatory documents required by the state in order to regroup their system Currently the city is using an ION Exchange treatment to deliver safe drinking water and a SERCAP Technical Assistance Provider TAP is currently compiling Vulnerability Assessments for the drinking water and wastewater facilities However after a site visit was conducted by SERCAP an incident occurred where an individual running from Law Enforcement ran into the water facility and tried to hide in a storage tank containing 125 000 gallons of water The tank had to be isolated drained and disinfected costing the city a significant amount of money This prompted SERCAP s TAP to suggest in the findings report that electronic entry gates be added to the facility SERCAP is also compiling a rate study storm water fees reuse fees and cross connection plan for the city SERCAP conducted a USDA Trainer in a Box Workshop on Sustainable Management with five Commission members present 113 28 of individuals receiving services under the Technitrain Grant in Florida are low income SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program offers college students an alternative to traditional Spring Break activities by bringing them into low income communities to participate in service learning projects and engage them in a cultural exchange experience During the month of March in 2016 VFC hosted over 400 college student volunteers who engaged in a variety of service activities including assisting local boards of health volunteering at homeless shelters painting repairing community facilities and mentoring kids at local after school programs SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program positively impacts the communities that host the students by improving those communities environmental health economic self sufficiency and overall quality of life The student volunteers work with local clinics and health organizations to assist in the provision of health services to low income community members and health education activities The student volunteers also make a financial contribution to the host communities as an essential part of the program which in turn impacts the economic self sufficiency of the communities by providing funds that can be used towards community development and civic engagement projects 13k SERCAP s VFC Alternative Break Program is made possible through the programs fees and is additionally leveraged by a Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly administered by the Virginia Department of Housing Community Development DHCD Individuals Moved Closer to Economic Self sufficiency Economic Stability 16 Hours of Free Volunteer Labor 17
A SERCAP Story  Florida  259,833  Individuals in Florida given Technical Assistance 0n 49 different projects.  A SERCAP St...
SERCAP Staff SERCAP Board of Directors Hope F Cupit Terry D Lewis President CEO Chairman Beth T Pusha Lauren Mason Walter Fleming Vice Chairman V Russell Rice Jr Allen McEntire Swynice Hawkins Secretary Amanda Howe Kim Overton Shawn Utt Treasurer Bob Cole Paul Parker Bertha Armstrong Lisa Banks Pam Price Keith Ashby Katherine Bradford Aisha Quarles Kevin Belcher Joseph Brown Kenneth Rodgers James Brunswick Rick Crews Andre Saunders Willard Douglas Jr Andy Crocker Rachel Silver George M Fitz Hugh Jr John Crowder Ellen Smith Rev James Johnson Joan E Douglas Janice Tatum Clarence E Martin Ashton Fallen LaJuan C Thomas Wilma McKay SERCAP wants to thank its Joe Fields LaFonia D Thornton Freddy Mitchell Val Green Leslie Tramuel Carmela Moore Orr service partners and clients Michael Haas Pat Walker Winfred E Owens Gayle Hoffman Randy Welch Claude Thomas Jean Holloway Angela Whitfield Marie E Watson who joined SERCAP to fulfill our primary mission We ask that you continue to work with us Terry Lewis 18 19
SERCAP Staff  SERCAP Board of Directors  Hope F. Cupit,  Terry D. Lewis,  President   CEO  Chairman  Beth T. Pusha  Lauren...
SERCAP Staff SERCAP Board of Directors Hope F Cupit Terry D Lewis President CEO Chairman Beth T Pusha Lauren Mason Walter Fleming Vice Chairman V Russell Rice Jr Allen McEntire Swynice Hawkins Secretary Amanda Howe Kim Overton Shawn Utt Treasurer Bob Cole Paul Parker Bertha Armstrong Lisa Banks Pam Price Keith Ashby Katherine Bradford Aisha Quarles Kevin Belcher Joseph Brown Kenneth Rodgers James Brunswick Rick Crews Andre Saunders Willard Douglas Jr Andy Crocker Rachel Silver George M Fitz Hugh Jr John Crowder Ellen Smith Rev James Johnson Joan E Douglas Janice Tatum Clarence E Martin Ashton Fallen LaJuan C Thomas Wilma McKay SERCAP wants to thank its Joe Fields LaFonia D Thornton Freddy Mitchell Val Green Leslie Tramuel Carmela Moore Orr service partners and clients Michael Haas Pat Walker Winfred E Owens Gayle Hoffman Randy Welch Claude Thomas Jean Holloway Angela Whitfield Marie E Watson who joined SERCAP to fulfill our primary mission We ask that you continue to work with us Terry Lewis 18 19
SERCAP Staff  SERCAP Board of Directors  Hope F. Cupit,  Terry D. Lewis,  President   CEO  Chairman  Beth T. Pusha  Lauren...
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc SERCAP 347 Campbell Avenue SW Roanoke VA 24016 P 540 345 1184 F 540 342 2932 sercap org Southeast Rural Community Assistance Proje 20
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.  SERCAP  347 Campbell Avenue, SW Roanoke, VA 24016 P  540-345-1184 F  5...