Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Program Status: Opening soon. Visit www.investinginfood.com for more information.
The program is currently closed for applications. The Healthy Food Financing Initiative improves access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities. The program aims to build a more equitable food system that supports the health and economic vibrancy of all Americans. Authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, HFFI is administered by Reinvestment Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution, on behalf of USDA Rural Development. HFFI provides capacity building and financial resources to eligible healthy food retail projects and food supply chain enterprises to overcome the high costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas nationwide.
Please check this website for updates on the FY23 HFFI program.
To learn more, visit www.investinginfood.com.
Healthy Food Financing Initiative News Releases
USDA Partners With Reinvestment Fund to Invest $22.6 Million to Increase Equitable Access to Healthy Foods Across Country
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development partnered with Reinvestment Fund to invest $22.6 million to improve access to healthy foods in underserved communities across the country. The announcement includes investments that will support 134 projects in rural, urban and Tribal communities in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Read the full news release.