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

America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative improves access to healthy food and expand economic opportunity in underserved areas.

America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) aims to build a more equitable food system that supports the health and economic vibrancy of all Americans.

HFFI provides grants, loans, and technical assistance to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas, create and preserve quality jobs, and revitalize low-income communities.  HFFI supports the capacity of local and regional Healthy Food Financing Partnerships, and provides financial and technical assistance to eligible healthy food retailers and food enterprises to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers entry in  areas with inequitable access.


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USDA Increases Investment in Farm Bill’s Healthy Food Financing

The Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s framework for shoring up the food supply chain and transforming the food system to be fairer, more competitive, and more resilient. USDA efforts to create more and better markets will benefit both producers and consumers, as well as address longstanding issues intensified by the pandemic. This framework includes an investment of $155 million to expand America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) with resources from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and other relief legislation. HFFI is administered by Reinvestment Fund on behalf of USDA Rural Development to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas.

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