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Reinvestment Fund - America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)
12/07/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time Receipt
Grants and in-kind technical assistance to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and government and tribal agencies for programs to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to a month to complete.
The purpose of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities by providing financial and technical assistance to eligible fresh, healthy food retailers and enterprises to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas.
The TSG program supports innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas through food retail. Grants could assist projects with a variety of aspects of project development, renovation, and/or expansion.
In conjunction with the TSG program, Reinvestment Fund will also provide Technical Assistance (TA) to support selected early-stage projects where resources would help build local capacity to develop a food retail outlet or enterprise and would clarify or advance an eligible project. For more information about TA, see
Applicants must propose a project in an eligible underserved area in order to be eligible for the program. Projects in underserved urban and Rural Areas are eligible. Underserved Areas means a community that has (I) limited access to affordable, Healthy Foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, in grocery retail stores or farmer-to-consumer direct markets; and (II) a high rate of hunger or food insecurity or a high poverty rate. For more information, see https://www.investinginfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/HFFI-2021-TSGP-RFA.pdf#page=8.
To be eligible for consideration for a grant from the TSG Program, applicants must describe a project that fulfills the following criteria:
For Use of Funds categories, see https://www.investinginfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/HFFI-2021-TSGP-RFA.pdf#page=16.
GrantWatch ID#: 190666
Grant award amounts may be from $20,000 to $200,000.
Eligible applicants to the TSG Program that are not selected for funding may be selected to apply for or receive Technical Assistance (TA). TA resources may include support with capacity building, identification of food access needs and potential interventions, project planning, market studies, feasibility studies, business planning, financial modeling, appraisals, and community or customer engagement.
Projects may take up to 12 months if they do not involve construction; projects that include construction may take up to 24 months. Grant periods should begin approximately when awards are made, in Spring 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://reinvestmentfund.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
HFFI Program Contact:
Molly Hartman, Program Director, Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Olivia Chatman, Program Associate, Food Initiatives
Phone: 215-574-5862 (Please leave a voicemail if the phone line isn’t answered. Someone will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible).
Attn: Healthy Food Financing Initiative
1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Projects in underserved urban and Rural Areas are eligible. For more information, see https://www.investinginfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/HFFI-2021-TSGP-RFA.pdf#page=8.
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