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Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.570
ACF Office of Community Services
Apr 27, 2016

Karen Harris
Phone: 855.792.6551


The Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects awards funding to Community Development Corporations for projects that implement strategies to address food deserts, increase healthy food access in low-income communities, foster self-sufficiency for low-income families, and create sustained employment opportunities in low-income communities.

Examples of successful use of CED-HFFI funds include:

  • Financing the construction of grocery stores
  • Providing direct assistance to farmers
  • Supporting rural farmers markets
  • Expanding existing food distribution businesses
  • Supporting food business entrepreneurs

Bonus points will be awarded to projects that will create jobs in a rural community or hire low-income individuals from a rural community to fill positions created.


Applicants must:

  • Be a private, non-profit Community Development Corporation with 501(c)(3) or non-501(c)(3) status
  • Have articles of incorporation, bylaws, or other official documents demonstrating that the CDC has as a principal purpose the planning, developing, or managing of low-income housing or CED activities
  • Have a Board of Directors with representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $800,000 per project period
Total Award Floor: $100,000 per project period
Funding Available: $9,500,000
Number of Awards: 13

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

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Community and economic development ยท Food security and nutrition

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