40 million Americans still live without easy access to fresh and healthy food options.

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative aims to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

How we improve access:

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative provides resources to eligible healthy food retail projects to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas. The program currently provides:

Grants TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The program ultimately aims to provide additional capacity building and financing resources to build a more equitable food system that supports the health and economic vibrancy of all Americans.

Latest News

Reinvestment Fund Awards $1.8 Million to Improve Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities

Reinvestment Fund today announced $1.8 million in financial and technical assistance awards to 23 projects through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Ten projects received a total of $1.4 million in financial assistance and another 13 projects received a total of $400,000 in technical assistance awards.

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Materials from Our Informational Webinars

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) inaugural grants program.

Materials from our informational webinars held on December 13, 2018 and January 8, 2019 are now available.

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative Announces Availability of $1.8 Million in Financial and Technical Assistance

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.  As the National Fund Manager, Reinvestment Fund will offer financial resources and expertise to eligible healthy food retail projects to expand access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

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Partners

We work with a variety of partners to make a difference in communities most in need of access to healthy food. Join us.