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

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

How we improve access:

America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative provides resources to healthy food retail and to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to serving areas with inequitable access. The program currently provides:


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

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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Healthy Food Financing Initiative Announces $4 Million Available in Funding

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for grant awards and technical assistance through the 2021 round of the America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program. Funding for the HFFI Targeted Small Grants Program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the Farm Bill. Reinvestment Fund serves as the national fund manager for the HFFI program at USDA. The 2021 HFFI round is offering at least $4 million in grant funds for food retail and food enterprises working to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

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