Healthy Food Financing Initiative
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) provides loans, grants, and technical assistance resources to improve and support access to fresh, healthy, affordable food in urban and rural underserved communities. HFFI is using additional USDA-allocated American Rescue Plan Act resources to expand its services and reach. With an additional $30 million in available grants, the Local and Regional Healthy Food Financing Partnerships Program – which focuses on improving access to capital and capacity building – is the first funding opportunity available under this expanded initiative. Visit www.investinginfood.com for more information.
Healthy Food Financing Initiative News Releases
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.