Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

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Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects - Application Deadline: FY 2015: April 24, 2015 and for FY 2016: March 4, 2016

For FYs 2015 and 2016, OCS within ACF at HHS will provide up to $9.5 million in grants ($800,000 maximum per project) to CDCs for projects designed to address food deserts, improve access to healthy, affordable foods, and address the economic needs of individuals and families with low-income through the creation of business and employment opportunities.  The CED-HFFI program seeks to fund 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.  For FYs 2015 and 2016, the Funding Opportunity Announcement will be open for application submission at least 60 days prior to the listed due date. No applications will be accepted in between the open application periods. The Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects Funding Announcement is available here.

Specialty Crop Block Grant and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).