Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects
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.
- 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.
Award Ceiling: $800,000 per project period
Total Award Floor: $100,000 per project period
Funding Available: $9,500,000
Number of Awards: 13
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.