Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects

Print More

Subject: Community Development, Child/Youth Welfare, Health, Food Access, Nutrition
Deadline: Apr. 28, 2017

"For FY 2017, the Office of Community Services (OCS) will award approximately $9.5 million in CED discretionary grant funds to CDCs for community-based efforts to improve the economic and physical health of people in areas designated as food deserts or where applicants can point to indicators of need, such as poor access to a healthy food retail outlet, a high percentage of individuals with low-income, incidence of diet-related health conditions, or high concentrations of persons eligible for food assistance programs. Through the Community Economic Development (CED) program and within the framework of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), OCS seeks to fund projects that implement strategies to increase healthy food access, foster self-sufficiency for individuals and families with low-income, and create sustained employment opportunities in communities with low-incomes. To do this, the CED-HFFI program will provide technical and financial assistance for healthy food ventures designed to: (1) improve access to, and purchase and consumption of healthy, affordable foods; and (2) address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of employment and business opportunities in low-income communities."

Funder: Administration for Children and Families
Eligibility: "To be eligible for the CED program, an applicant must meet three conditions: (1) Applicant must be a private, non-profit CDC with 501(c)(3) status; (2) Applicant must have articles of incorporation or bylaws demonstrating that the CDC has as a principal purpose the planning, developing, or managing of low-income housing or community economic development activities; and (3) The Board of Directors must have representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders."
Amount: $100,000 - $800,000
Contact: Link.