CED-HFFI Grantee Map

 

 

 

Alabama

MILES COLLEGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

5500 Myron Massey Boulevard
Fairfield, AL 35064

Phone Number

205-929-1467

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0978

Grant Amount

$522,068

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Michele Jenkins-Utomi

Project Description

Miles College Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) will use CED funding for the development and operation of the Birmingham Supermarket Project, a 15,000 sq. ft. supermarket in Birmingham, Alabama. Grant funds will be applied towards build out, renovation and working capital funds for the project and CDC oversight and program operations during the project period.  MCDCC will partner with Save-A-Lot Supermarkets to create jobs and provide fresh fruits, vegetables and other grocery items to a service area considered a food desert with high poverty and unemployment rates. MCCDC will also work with local service and workforce development agencies to provide job readiness and educational training to new employees of the supermarket. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 23
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,150,000

 

Alaska

Alaska does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

American Samoa

American Samoa does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Arizona

TOHONO O'ODHAM COMMUNITY ACTION

Location

P.O. Box 1790
Sells, AZ 85634-9900

Phone Number

520-383-4966

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1033

Grant Amount

$300,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.tocaonline.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Tristan Johnson

Project Description

Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) will create Desert Rain Food Services (DRFS), which will develop a local food service "social enterprise" to sustain the healthy food traditions and meet the local economic needs of the Tohono O’odham tribe in Southern Arizona. DRFS will provide healthy, locally grown nutritious meals for school and institutional customers in the Tohono O’odham Nation, which is categorized as a food desert. There is currently only one supermarket on the main reservation which is not sufficient for the 25,000 residents. DRFS will work to increase the quantity of fresh produce eaten by Tohono O'odham school children by improving the two meals most children eat under the free and reduced price school food program. Along with improving access to healthy food, DRFS will create 15 jobs for residents, such as kitchen staff, farmers, and a food director.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 8
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $598,911

 

Arkansas

Arkansas does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

California

COMMUNITY SERVICES UNLIMITED, INC.

Location

1344 ½ Martin Luther King Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90037-1724

Phone Number

323-299-7075

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0960

Grant Amount

$170,859

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.csuinc.org

Authorizing Official

Heather Fenney

Project Description

Community Services Unlimited, Inc. (CSU), located in South Central Los Angeles, will use CED funding to expand CSU’s social enterprise the Village Marketplace (VMP). The VMP is a wholesale and retail produce distribution business that was developed in 2007 to market produce from CSU’s urban farms and from local farmers to consumers in the community. Expanding this program will further increase access to high quality, affordable produce, support local farmers, and improve local corner markets. In addition, expanding VMP will create new full-time jobs and offer skills training to local residents. The program will have a greater reach and distribution capacity, thus making the “food desert” of South Los Angeles a more nutritionally rich environment in which residents live.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 9
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

MANDELA MARKETPLACE INC.

Location

1364 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607-1111

Phone Number

510-433-0993

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1028

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.mandelamarketplace.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Dana Harvey

Project Description

Mandela MarketPlace, Inc. (MMPlace) will expand incubation and mentoring services, and provide business expansion loans to food enterprises, in West Oakland, California. West Oakland is a designated food desert and is a low-access area for healthy, affordable foods. MMPlace will increase healthy food-related social enterprise incubation capacity through professional staff development and implementation of an initial $115,000 revolving loan fund for business expansion. The two initial businesses that will receive loans are: 1) Mandela Food Cooperative, which will use the loan to increase sales and consumption of healthy foods by 50% to $1.5 million annually and 2) Earth's Produce Distribution, which will utilize the loan to increase delivery and consumption of fresh produce to 800,000 pounds annually. This project will create 20 permanent, full-time jobs in the grocery retail and produce distribution industries and serve a minimum of 5,000 West Oakland residents.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

STANISLAUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE ALLIANCE

Location

1010 10th Street Suite 1400
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone Number

209-567-4985

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1035

Grant Amount

$800000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://stanalliance.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. William Bassitt

Project Description

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance (The Alliance) will develop the Turlock Supermarket Project, which will include a public-private partnership with New Urban Communities Partners (NUCP) Turlock, LLC and Mi Pueblos Supermarket in Turlock, California. The public-private partnership will help bring a much-needed Hispanic oriented market to the area. The supermarket will be located in the Central Valley of California, which produces half the fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S., but where many low-income residents have little access to healthy, fresh food. The project would allow residents within a 3-mile radius purchase fresh produce and groceries and will create 40 jobs for residents from Turlock and surrounding communities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $12,814,600

 

THE EAST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY UNION (TELACU)

Location

5400 East Olympic Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Phone Number

323-721-1655

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0969

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.telacu.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jose Villalobos

Project Description

The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU), located in Los Angeles, California, will implement the Titan Foods Fruits and Vegetables Expansion Project, a business expansion and development project that will also improve access to affordable and healthy foods in a USDA designated food desert and other underserved communities. TELACU will use CED funds as a low-interest loan to Titan Foods Inc., an existing wholesale and distribution business, to support their expansion, Titan Foods Fruits and Vegetables, a new retail operation and expanded wholesale distribution. This project will revitalize a vacant building, bring affordable fruits and vegetables and other healthy products into a food desert and other underserved communities, and provide nutrition education through a partnership with University of California Cooperative Extension.  In addition to substantially improving the community's access to and consumption of healthy, affordable foods, this project will create new jobs for low-income individuals, increase income their income, and improve the local economy.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $616,150

 

Colorado

Colorado does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth of the Northern Marinana does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Connecticut

Connecticut does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Delaware

Delaware does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Florida

Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.

Location

1398 southwest 1st Street, 12th Floor
Miami, FL 33135

Phone Number

305-371-8300

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1000

Grant Amount

$540,000

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://carrfour.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Stephanie Berman

Project Description

Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. (CSHI) will partner with Earth Learning to increase production capacity at the Farm Enterprise at Verde Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  The Farm Enterprise is a 22-acre organic farm and nursery with a 5,000 square feet building that houses a commercial kitchen, a farmers’ market, and a food processing facility. CED funding will be used to purchase production and processing equipment and supplies, animals, plant materials, vehicles, etc.   This expansion will result in a total of 27 new, full-time jobs for low-income individuals and serve recognized food deserts with its mobile market and food distribution components, improving access to fresh, healthy and nutritious foods. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 27
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $89,136

 

CORPORATION TO DEVELOP COMMUNITIES OF TAMPA, INC.

Location

1907 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610-8253

Phone Number

813-231-4362

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0974

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.cdcoftampa.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Ernest M. Coney

Project Description

The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa) will use CED funding to make an equity investment in the 22nd Street Retail Center, a 25,500 square foot shopping plaza anchored by a Save-a-Lot grocery store and 3 other retail tenants, in the East Tampa community of the City of Tampa, Florida.  The CDC of Tampa will partner with Upward Development, Inc. to build a full-service, healthy food grocery store in a USDA designated food desert, which will create jobs and improve access to healthy food.  The project will also provide a boost to the local economy, create new business and employment opportunities for low-income people and serve as a retail catalyst project to cement the 30-year revitalization plan for the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 39
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,204,133

 

NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION, INC.

Location

180 Northwest 62nd Street
Miami, FL 33150

Phone Number

305-756-0605

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0976

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.nanafl.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Leroy Jones

Project Description

Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA) will use CED funding to sponsor the Redland Market Village Expansion Project, which will create and expand food retail outlets, create new jobs, and expand access to healthy food in Miami-Dade County, Florida. To accomplish this, the expansion will focus both on a local Farmer’s Market and the existing Redland Market. The first initiative combines the physical renovation of the Farmer’s Market and construction of a Food Court with a Farmer’s Market Promotion Project to train and equip producers and vendors to grow their revenue and job base. In addition, NANA will sponsor the creation of a new Redland Mobile Farmer’s Market to reach 17,320 additional consumers every month, which will modernize the Redland Market and create new full-time jobs in the fast-growing food service and retail sectors.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 16
- Funds to be leveraged: $339,090

 

Georgia

Georgia does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Guam

Guam does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Hawaii

Hawaii does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Idaho

Idaho does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Illinois

EMERSON PARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

1798 Summit Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62205-6126

Phone Number

618-874-1671

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1030

Grant Amount

$600000

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2018

Website

No Website

Authorizing Official

Mr. Charles Forby

Project Description

Emerson Park Development Corporation (EPDC) will create a supermarket in the Vieux Carre Shopping Plaza (also known as Loisel Village), which is located in an urban food desert community in East Saint Louis, Illinois. The 14,535 sq. ft. supermarket will provide healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, produce, fresh meat, poultry and other groceries. Retail customers will include primarily local community residents and thousands of local commuters from neighboring counties including rural counties. The project is a public-private partnership between EPDC, The BonrCo (project owner/supermarket operator), and Inner City. EPDC will also utilize technical assistance from Impact Seven, a CDC and CDFI with substantial experience with the CED program and healthy food projects. The project will result in 24 new jobs, 18 of which will be for low-income individuals. Jobs will include a manager and assistant managers, cashiers, produce and meat personnel, custodial and other staff. They will also provide livable wages with benefits and career development opportunities and training to become assistant managers from entry-level manager positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 24
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,008,197

 

Indiana

Indiana does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Iowa

 

Quad Cities Food Hub Inc

Location

421 W. River Drive
Davenport, IA 52801-1136

Phone Number

563-265-2455

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1100

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.qcfoodhub.com/

Authorizing Official

Carla Jaquet

Project Description

The Quad Cities Food Hub (QCFH) will use CED-HFFI funds to initiate the Healthy Food & Farms Project, which will consist of several initiatives to increase healthy food access and distribution in eight counties in Illinois and Iowa. QCFH will extend its year-round retail store with expanded hours, initiate virtual food box ordering to improve access, create a second Healthy Food Mobile to expand access to food in food deserts, and complete two licensed shared-use kitchens as spaces for local food production entrepreneurs and caterers. This project will also support local farmers by creating a better food distribution infrastructure and providing assistance to increase their yield capacity. This project will create 30 new full-time positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $229,623

 

Kansas

 

ARGENTINE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Location

2502 Strong Ave
Kansas City, KS 66106-2138

Phone Number

913-915-8346

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1026

Grant Amount

$617,530

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://andakck.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Ann Brandau Murguia

Project Description

The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association (ANDA) will develop a Healthy Food Center (HFC) as a part of its ongoing Healthy Lifestyles Initiative to improve access to healthy food in Argentine, Kansas. Argentine is a designated food desert with a lack of an accessible grocery store with healthy, fresh, nutritious food. The supermarket partner will be Save-A-Lot grocery store. The HFC will increase sustainable employment opportunities and healthy food choices, specifically for low-income community residents. This project will create 92 construction jobs and 34 jobs for TANF recipients and low-income residents after the construction phase.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 34
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,302,500

 

Kentucky

COMMUNITY VENTURES CORPORATION

Location

1450 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40505-3162

Phone Number

859-231-0054

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1023

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.cvcky.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Kevin Hartmann

Project Description

Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) will capitalize a revolving loan fund for small business lending in designated food desserts to create or expand healthy food outlets in Louisville, Kentucky. Through this effort, CVC will increase access to capital for the development of grocery stores, small retailors, corner stores, and farmers markets that sell healthy food in the targeted communities that currently lack these options. One of CVC’s food lending objectives is to assist borrowers who may be more risky based on conventional institution measurements, such as the type of business, its market (i.e. food industry), credit scores that do not meet current commercial bank standards, and lack of collateral typically required by mainstream lenders. Overall, CVC will develop or expand four healthy food outlets in identified food deserts and create 40 employment opportunities for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Funds to be leveraged: $8,200,000

 

Louisiana

Louisiana does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Maine

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

Location

P.O. Box 268, 36 Water Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578-4133

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1079

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Keith Bisson

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., (CEI) will use CED-HFFI funds to support the Maine Healthy Food Development Fund, a revolving loan fund that finances and provides workforce assistance to four Maine businesses. Each of the businesses supported by the loan fund is located in or serving a food desert or an area without access to healthy food. The businesses will include two retail stores, a vegetable processor, and a significant agricultural producer. The initial loans will serve a project area comprised of four communities, which together have poverty rates higher than the state average. As the fund revolves, it will be available to serve additional food deserts and will provide financing and assistance to other food retail outlets, farmers, and food distribution businesses. This project will create 40 full time jobs, provide job-specific training resources for workers, and provide funding for project management and technical assistance.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Maryland

 

Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.

Location

101 Catalpa Drive, Suite 103
La Plata, MD 20646-4319

Phone Number

301-609-9900

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1082

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.lifestylesofmd.org/

Authorizing Official

Sandy Washington

Project Description

Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc. (Lifestyles) will use CED-HFFI to create the Mobile Food Markets of Southern Maryland, an innovative food retail venture that will eliminate three food deserts in rural Southern Maryland. Focusing on an area where the average distance to a grocery store is 7-20 miles, Lifestyles will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, breads and cereals. This project will also include a food delivery service for disabled and elderly populations who cannot access the Mobile Markets. Not only will the Mobile Markets address food insecurity in Southern Maryland, but will also provide access to farm fresh food choices and a new genre of food shopping to average consumers. This project will create 24 new full-time jobs for TANF and low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 24
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $280,000

 

MICROENTERPRISE COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

Location

100 Community Place #1529
Crownsville, MD 21032-2037

Phone Number

443-756-6406

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1034

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.emicromaryland.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Mikal McCartney

Project Description

The Microenterprise Council of Maryland (MCM) will expand Big City Farms (BCF), an urban farm in Baltimore, Maryland that produces certified organic produce to area restaurants and households, specializing in field-to-table production. BCF currently has three farms and will utilize CED-HFFI funds to open 20 more farms throughout the Baltimore area. BCF and MCM have a range of community partnerships that will support employee recruitment and support new farm opportunities, which will result in 48 full-time jobs. This project will also increase access to healthy, organic food in Baltimore through a low-cost, high yield production of USDA certified organic products in an inner city environment. Jobs created by this project will be targeted to women, minorities, ex-offenders, and noncustodial parents.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 48
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $715,000

 

Massachusetts

BRIGHTWOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

11-13 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103-0000

Phone Number

413-272-2200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1025

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.partnersforcommunity.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Heriberto Otero

Project Description

The Brightwood Development Corporation (BDC) will create the Healthy Foods Value-Added Community Food System (VACFS) with four healthy foods business components in Puerto Rico, expanding on BDC’s previously established Healthy Foods Business Operation (HFBO). The VACFS will enhance the HFBO warehouse capacity for distribution of healthy and locally produced foods; establish a cross-docking system for increasing and expedite distribution volume; provide technical assistance to healthy food farmers and food producers; expand the BDC Seashore Farmer’s Market in Mayaguez to include a Fish Market supplied by local fishermen; and create a Harvesting Master Plan. The project area in western and southern Puerto Rico has 26 food deserts, a lack of access to healthy food retailers, and residents have to pay a premium on nearly all foods since Puerto Rico imports food from the U.S. This project will increase access to healthy, affordable, locally produced food for residents and create sustainable job opportunities for low-income residents. BDC will create 40 full-time jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Brightwood Development Corporation

Location

2460 Main Street, Suite 112
Springfield, MA 01107

Phone Number

413-272-2299

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0992

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Mr. Heriberto Flores

Project Description

Brightwood Development Corporation (BDC) will establish a business unit, Healthy Foods Distribution and Logistics (HF-D&L), in Puerto Rico, which will provide sales, freight brokerage and trucking/delivery services to the Western Food and Agro Processing Center (FAPC) firms.   A principal HF-D&L service will be distribution systems that deliver healthy foods to four “Healthy Foods” retail outlets that will be established in strategic locations in the service area.  The project will expand the production, distribution and sale of healthy foods in the low-income communities of western and southwestern Puerto Rico, through the start-up and expansion of profitable business operations that create sustainable full-time employment for low-income individuals, provide measurable contributions to local community revitalization, and promote healthy diets in food desert locations across the region. The project will create 40 new full-time jobs, which will greatly benefit community residents.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $332,525

 

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

Location

63 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301-4042

Phone Number

508-894-3203

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1084

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.bnhc.org

Authorizing Official

Susan Joss

Project Description

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC), in partnership with Vincente’s Property, LLC, will use CED-HFFI funds to develop a full-size grocery store in a 34,000 square foot facility on a site previously abandoned by a regional grocery chain. The grocery store will bring a full-range of products to consumers in the area, focusing on creating healthy food access and tapping into local suppliers. By helping to establish a grocery store targeting an ethnically diverse population, BNHC will successfully meet the needs of a densely populated urban community facing food desert shopping constraints. BHNC has also conducted a nutrition and healthy food access tour of the existing site in preparation for this project. This project will create 40 full-time positions and will leverage $13,945,000 from U.S. Treasury HFFI awardees.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,3945,000

 

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Location

594 Columbia Road, Suite 302
Boston, MA 02125

Phone Number

617-825-4200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0991

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.dbedc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Jeanne DuBois

Project Description

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) will use CED funds to redevelop a 35,650 square-foot industrial building into the Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center in Dorchester, MA.  DBEDC will do this by providing equity investment in DB Industrial, Inc. for development and equipment fit-out. The new center will house permanent tenants involved in food production and wholesale distribution, an expansion of a successful shared commercial kitchen, and ancillary services, including cold and dry storage and a dedicated commissary and wash-down area for mobile food truck operators.  DBEDC plans to partner with two culinary training programs that serve low-income individuals facing barriers to employment and with their own Re-Entry Initiative that helps ex-offenders transition into the Dorchester community.  This project will help revitalize an area recognized as a food desert, expand food-related business and increase access to healthy and affordable food.  This project will create a minimum of 37 new full-time jobs, which will greatly benefit the low-income neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston’s inner-city.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 37
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $5,504,649

 

Madison Park Development Corporation

Location

184 Dudley Street, Suite 400
Roxbury, MA 02119

Phone Number

617-849-6225

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0996

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.madison-park.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Yun-JU Choi

Project Description

The Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) will use CED funding to develop a full-sized supermarket in the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston, MA.  MPDC will partner with Tropical Foods to expand its 8,500 square foot food venue into a full-sized 30,000 square foot supermarket in a designated “LAS,” Low-Access to Supermarkets/food desert area.  MPDC will continue Tropical Foods’ emphasis on hiring local community residents of color and promoting them from within. This project will create employment opportunities for low-income individuals in the Roxbury neighborhood, which currently has an average poverty rate of 39.85 % and an unemployment rate of 17.92%.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 46
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $8,049,009

 

UNITED TEEN EQUALITY CENTER, INC.

Location

34 Hurd Street
Lowell, MA 01852-2206

Phone Number

978-856-3990

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1036

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.utec-lowell.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Gregg Croteau

Project Description

The United Teen Equality Center, Inc. (UTEC) will create several new businesses to create new jobs and contribute to community revitalization in Lowell, Massachusetts. UTEC will create a café which includes a retail sales outlet with catering and event management services and a community kitchen/food manufacturing incubator. The incubator will include UTEC’s own food processing services that focus on the development of healthy products. UTEC plans to create a minimum of five new food service businesses through the food manufacturing incubator. The project will create 37 jobs in downtown Lowell, an area in Massachusetts with high rates of poverty and unemployment. 28 of these jobs will be filled by low-income residents, specifically providing employment opportunities for young adults with past criminal backgrounds who face obstacles finding employment in the area. The public café, food manufacturing, and incubator will also increase access to healthy, affordable food in an area that currently does not have a full-service grocery store and is surrounded by designated food desert tracts.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 37
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 7
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,068,087

 

Michigan

 

Eastern Market Corporation

Location

2934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207-4826

Phone Number

313-833-9300

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1069

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.detroiteasternmarket.com

Authorizing Official

Daniel Carmody

Project Description

Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) will use CED-HFFI funds to help establish a Green Grocer in the thriving Eastern Market food district in Detroit, MI. This destination produce venue will be devoted to providing fresh, healthy, and nutritious food from Michigan farmers and Detroit food entrepreneurs. Furthermore, it will feature products from a city-wide network of three Community Kitchens that help low-income food entrepreneurs transform their food ideas into food businesses. This project will integrate targeted workforce and entrepreneur development programs as well as multifaceted marketing, communications, education and outreach. This project will hire and train 15 low-income community residents for retail jobs and launch 18 new low-income food entrepreneurs, to create a total of 33 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 18
- Funds to be leveraged: $647,500

 

Minnesota

LATINO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Location

1516 East Lake Street #201
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3579

Phone Number

612-724-5336

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1031

Grant Amount

$760,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.ledcmetro.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Ramon Romero

Project Description

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) will act as a co-developer in the development of Wirth Cooperative Grocery, a consumer-owned grocery store in the Harrison neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to this full-service grocery store, LEDC will establish two mobile grocery stores that will circulate throughout neighborhoods in North Minneapolis and the East Side of St. Paul. Each of the stores will contract with immigrant vegetables growers who are currently clients of LEDC. These stores will target residents in the Harrison neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the lowest income areas of Minneapolis and a longtime food desert, and the residents of North Minneapolis and East St. Paul, where unemployment rates are almost twice the state average. This project will create 38 jobs, 29 of which will be filled by low-income individuals. The alternative food systems created by LEDC will respond to the nutritional needs of low-income residents of Minnesota while simultaneously creating jobs for neighborhood residents and sales opportunities for immigrant farmers.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 38
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $750,000

 

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Location

119 Graystone Plaza
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0623

Phone Number

218-847-3191

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1068

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.mmcdc.com/

Authorizing Official

Kevin R. Shipley

Project Description

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) will use CED-HFFI funding to expand the Seward Community Cooperative (Seward Co-op), an independent natural food grocery located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This business expansion project will develop a full-service grocery store in a low-income area designated as a food desert by the USDA. Moreover, this project will redevelop a former creamery manufacturing building that will serve as a production and central administration facility to increase Seward Co-op’s retail capacity. To further address food desert conditions, the Seward Co-op will be promoting their new Nourish Initiative. The Initiative will include free classes featuring healthy recipes that feed a family of 4 for under $10. This project will create a total of 104 new permanent jobs, including 69 full-time positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 69
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $14,218,381

 

Mississippi

Mississippi does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Missouri

Missouri does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Montana

 

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

Location

147 Iroquois Avenue, Fort Belknap Agency
Harlem, MT 59526-8082

Phone Number

406-353-4350

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1080

Grant Amount

$348,703

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Dana Pyette

Project Description

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation will use CED-HFFI funds to construct and launch two food-related businesses as part of the Lodge Pole Healthy Food Initiative, designed to help address health factors, unemployment, and poverty in Lodge Pole, Montana. The Lodge Pole Trading Post & Healthy Foods Co-Op, a 2,500 square foot grocery outlet, will offer a variety of healthy foods and a selection of general merchandise and gas; the Lodge Pole Pantry will be a 1,000 square foot distribution facility designed to provide emergency food assistance to low-income Tribal members who cannot afford food. The Trading Post and Pantry will serve the community of Lodge Pole as well as the entire Fort Belknap Reservation.  The Trading Post and Pantry will together create a total of 14 new full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 14
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Funds to be leveraged: $635,941

 

Nebraska

 

Omaha Economic Development Corporation

Location

2221 North 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68110-2200

Phone Number

402-346-2300

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1083

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://oedc.info/

Authorizing Official

Annette Artherton

Project Description

Omaha Economic Development Corporation will use CED-HFFI funds to create the Fair Deal Plaza, a business hub that offers a space for small business owners and artisans to collaborate and develop marketing platforms. This project will provide low-cost retail and commercial space for businesses. The Fair Deal Plaza will provide inexpensive space and marketing assistance to new and emerging locally owned firms to help them become sustainable businesses; moreover, the Fair Deal Plaza will also provide needed gallery and tenant space for at least two emerging artists, artisans, or creative sector businesses. The Fair Deal Plaza will create an intentional space that unifies the community’s cultural heritage with opportunities for new traditions to be developed in cultural expression and economic synergy. This project will create approximately 37 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 15
- Funds to be leveraged: $400,000

 

Nevada

Nevada does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

New Jersey

New Jersey does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

New Mexico

SIETE DEL NORTE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

P.O. Box 400
Embudo, NM 85731-0400

Phone Number

505-579-4217

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0972

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.helpnm.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Amos Atencio

Project Description

Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation of Embudo, NM, will work in partnership with local organizations to rekindle the area’s historical reliance on farming while creating full-time jobs and increasing access to healthy, affordable foods for low-income families. To achieve this, Siete del Norte will use CED funding to implement the following strategies: providing a seed investment in a newly-formed cooperative services agency to serve the labor and business needs of local organic farmer-entrepreneurs; creating a no-interest revolving loan pool to provide growth capital to local organic farmer-entrepreneurs; investing in the expansion of production at Rancho Ribera, a Siete del Norte-owned organic farm, and; conducting build-out for a produce distribution center and two Farmers’ Markets. In addition to creating new jobs with benefits in an economically depressed region, Siete del Norte’s project will provide a new source of healthy, convenient, affordable and locally-grown foods for low-income, low-access populations in recognized food deserts.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

YES Housing, Inc.

Location

104 Roma Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2125

Phone Number

505-923-9604

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1078

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://yeshousing.org/

Authorizing Official

Clyde "Skip" Skinner

Project Description

YES Housing, Inc. will use CED-HFFI funds to develop a mixed-use site to create a healthy food supermarket in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This project will be located in a neighborhood with a high density of affordable housing but limited shopping venues. This project will bring a much needed source of healthy food to the community and to counteract years of disinvestment and deterioration in the community.  Moreover, this project will send a positive signal to commercial development in the downtown Albuquerque area. The supermarket venture will employ 17 full-time workers and restaurant owners will occupy adjacent retail spaces and create 30 additional positions. A rooftop urban farm will employ veterans, serving as a point of workforce re-entry as well as a source of local nutritious food options. This project will leverage $17,186,508 in additional funding.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $17,186,508

 

New York

 

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Location

550 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604-2522

Phone Number

585-325-5116

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1062

Grant Amount

$748,436

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.abcinfo.org/

Authorizing Official

James Norman

Project Description

Action for a Better Community, (ABC) will use CED-HFFI funding to support the development of a 20,000 square foot grocery store in a section of the City of Rochester, New York, that is designated as a food desert by the USDA. ABC will provide a low-interest loan to Constantino’s Market, a family-owned and operated grocery business, for necessary start-up costs. This project is part of a major mixed-use redevelopment project led by the University of Rochester to create an urban village center, spur economic development, and keep residents and goods and services within the city limits. The jobs created by this project do not require advanced educational levels and are appropriate for low-income unemployed residents, including TANF recipients. This project will create 30 new full-time jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,608,000

 

GREATER JAMAICA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

94-04 161st Street
Jamaica, NY 11432-6154

Phone Number

718-291-0282

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1027

Grant Amount

$763,150

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://gjdc.org/

Authorizing Official

CFO Todd Taibleson

Project Description

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) will partner with Public Health Solutions (PHS) and Food Access Concepts (FANCY) to implement the Queens Healthy Corner Store Initiative, a community-based food financing and economic development strategy in three low-income neighborhoods in Queens, NY. Three new Healthy Corner Stores will open in the Jamaica, Corona, and Flushing neighborhoods in Queens within walking distance to WIC Centers. GJDC’s longer term goals for this project focus on lowering child and adult obesity rates in these communities. This project will also help encourage the purchase of healthy food through outreach and education efforts to inform residents on how healthy foods can be incorporated into their diets. This project will result in increased access to healthy, affordable food in these communities, especially for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants and other low-income residents, and will create 40 job opportunities in Queens.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 36
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,000,000

 

SOUTH BRONX OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SOBRO)

Location

555 Bergen Avenue, Third Floor
Bronx, NY 10455-1368

Phone Number

718-732-7501

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1024

Grant Amount

$472,833

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.sobro.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Phillip Zapata

Project Description

The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) will develop a new Fine Fare supermarket in South Bronx, New York. This full-service supermarket will provide a variety of fresh produce, along with dairy, frozen foods, a deli counter, baked goods, and other groceries at market prices. In addition, the supermarket will allocate a section dedicated to promoting healthy eating and offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. The supermarket will create 25 full-time jobs and address the lack of healthy, affordable food options in South Bronx. This project will also work to improve healthy eating habits through free classes on healthier cooking and by providing healthy recipes to customers.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1135509

 

North Carolina

Green Opportunities, Inc.

Location

133 Livingston Street, Suite 4
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number

828-398-4158

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1016

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.greenopportunities.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Daniel Leroy

Project Description

Green Opportunities, Inc. (GO) and its partners propose to launch three businesses: community gardens and greenhouses, a community kitchen, and a grocery store, to increase employment and eliminate food deserts in low-income communities along the French Broad River in Asheville, North Carolina.  GO will focus on producing, preparing, and selling healthy local foods and meals throughout Asheville’s riverside communities. This project will create 34 full-time jobs, the majority of which will be filled by low-income individuals, while improving access to fresh, affordable, and nutritious foods.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 34
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,751,750

 

North Dakota

North Dakota does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Ohio

 

BURTEN, BELL, CARR DEVELOPMENT, INC.

Location

7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104
Cleveland, OH 44104-6148

Phone Number

216-341-1455

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0961

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tim Tramble

Project Description

Burten, Bell, Carr Development (BBC) will use CED funding to undertake The Bridgeport Market, Cafe & Community Kitchen (MC2) initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. This project is a comprehensive intervention designed to create sustainable employment and business opportunities, improve access to healthy affordable foods, and promote education through the development of a market, café, and community kitchen. The market and café will offer a variety of healthy retail and commercial food options. The community kitchen will be a combination of several components including: a training area for cooking classes and promoting health literacy for adults and youth, a facility for local farmers and gardeners to prepare and package food, a facility for harvest preservation, and a year-round garden club meetings and community garden events. The MC2 food hub will hire and train low-income persons from the community for these jobs, and additional job and entrepreneurship opportunities will also be created for local farmers and growers whose yield will be sold through the distribution points.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 64
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $132,000

 

Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc.

Location

1655 Old Leonard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219

Phone Number

614-559-0106

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1002

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.ecdi.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Inna Kinney

Project Description

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will use CED funding to provide capital, training, and technical assistance in the Greater University Circle (GUC) neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The project will consist of a revolving line of credit in the amount of $350,000 and a $50,000 permanent working capital term loan for Green City Growers Cooperative (GCGC), a large-scale hydroponic greenhouse slated to open in October 2012; a revolving small business loan fund in the amount of $100,000 to fund at least 14 additional healthy food businesses in the GUC neighborhood; and targeted training and technical assistance designed to help portfolio business acquire the capital they need to start or expand and create jobs.  This project will create 53 full-time jobs to be filled by area residents and increase inner-city access to fresh food in the Greater University Circle  neighborhood, where unemployment and poverty is high and relatively few job opportunities exist.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 53
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 16
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Location

1655 Old Leonard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219-2541

Phone Number

614-559-0106

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0977

Grant Amount

$759,370

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.ecdi.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Inna Kinney

Project Description

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will use CED funding to implement the Food Desert Community Outreach and Jobs Creation Program in Columbus, Ohio. ECDI envisions a three-pronged approach for this program that will help to eliminate a food desert and ultimately create jobs for low-income individuals in the Columbus area. First, ECDI will create a revolving loan fund, which will expand several already successful food-related businesses. The second piece of the program will be the development of the FCI Plaza Market grocery store. In addition to selling fresh, local and healthy foods, the FCI Plaza Market grocery store will partner with the Cooking Matters program, which will offer healthy cooking and eating classes. Finally, CED funds will be used to expand ECDI’s Food Commissary, which serves as an incubator for food-based businesses and the base for community-wide fresh food distribution.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

Location

4205 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103-1121

Phone Number

216-881-0644

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1099

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.stclairsuperior.org

Authorizing Official

Michael Fleming

Project Description

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) will use CED-HFFI funds to address food insecurity in its community by establishing Hub 55, a food hub, farmers market, café and brewery. Hub 55 will improve food security and contribute to community revitalization by creating employment and business development opportunities that did not previously exist for low-income individuals. Located in a food desert in Cleveland, OH, Hub 55 will spark the essential commercial vitality that will improve Cleveland’s east side neighborhoods and help the local economy flourish. This food hub will create a distribution opportunity for food suppliers and entrepreneurs, thus simultaneously ensuring employment for low-income individuals and bringing healthy food choices to low access and low-income areas.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $449,000

 

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE INCORPORATED

Location

10831 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone Number

216-791-8080

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0963

Grant Amount

$659,706

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

www.universitycircle.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Chris Ronayne

Project Description

University Circle, Inc. (UCI) will use CED funding to help establish a new grocery store in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, a low-income community and food desert, to provide access to healthy food options, and to create new full-time jobs.  UCI will accomplish these goals by funding a low-interest loan to Constantino's Market, a locally-owned grocery business. This expansion will be combined with a recruitment strategy that includes a certified training provider that specializes in breaking down barriers to employment for individuals with economic disadvantages, physical or mental disabilities, and/or a history of incarceration.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 28
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,490,000

 

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Location

201 East Commerce Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Number

330-480-0423

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1012

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.yndc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Presley Gillespie

Project Description

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will partner with Common Wealth, Inc. (CWI) to develop the CWI Kitchen Incubator in Youngstown, Ohio. The CWI Kitchen Incubator will provide food entrepreneurs with advanced training, business planning, and business development assistance, including development of distribution points [e.g., corner stores (urban oasis food kiosks), local schools, farmers markets, local restaurants, and Community Supported Agriculture programs] for locally produced products. This project will create 45 jobs, build and expand healthy food infrastructure, and will make fresh, affordable, nutritious food available to residents in food deserts throughout the community.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $247,000

 

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Oregon

 

Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Location

5136 N.E. 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

Phone Number

503-961-6409

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1015

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.haciendacdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Victor Merced

Project Description

Hacienda Community Development Corporation (HCDC) will use CED funding to construct the Portland Mercado (Mercado), the first Latino public market in Portland, Oregon. The Mercado will house 19 businesses, focusing on the diverse food traditions of Latin America, cultural goods such as artisan crafts, and services for the Latino population. The Mercado will contain a beauty salon, butcher shop, bakery, coffee shop, candy store, and other shops that will specialize in fresh and healthy food.  The Mercado will create 47 full-time jobs and be a new outlet for healthy produce, meats, and breads in the midst of a food desert, helping low-income families make healthy choices.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 19
- Funds to be leveraged: $300,000

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NEDCO)

Location

212 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477-5370

Phone Number

541-345-7106

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1032

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.nedcocdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Claire Seguin

Project Description

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) will create a new product called CSA Prepped!, a channel for vendors to sell locally-grown produce, grains, and herbs prepared in NEDCO’s commercial kitchen, Sprout! Regional Food HUB, in Lane County, Oregon. This project builds on NEDCO’s Sprout! Regional Food HUB project previously funded by CED-HFFI funds and will also significantly enhance partnerships among community providers in Lane County doing similar work, while allowing NEDCO to create an innovative model for healthy food access, nutrition education initiatives, and financial capability training. NEDCO’s goal through this new product is to increase local food production and consumption and access to healthy, affordable food in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon, an area with 25,000 low-income individuals living in census tracts designated as food deserts. In addition, this project will create 20 full-time jobs with career growth potential, which will be significant in a region with a high unemployment rate.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1788463

 

Pennsylvania

 

Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation

Location

325 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4656

Phone Number

267-777-5843

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1081

Grant Amount

$225,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.pec-cares.org/

Authorizing Official

Kira Strong

Project Description

People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation (PECCDC) will use CED-HFFI funds to partner with Fresh Start Foods and Drexel University and launch the West Philadelphia Promise Zone Healthy Food Catering Enterprise, which will provide fresh and healthy prepared meals for local elementary school students. Through this program, young adults who may have previously had limited access to education and minimal job experience will build meaningful skills, receive professional certifications, and have the chance to begin a successful food service career. PECCDC is basing this project on research which shows that nutritious school meals improve educational outcomes in children. Elementary school lunches provide a pathway for educating whole families on healthier diets and cooking habits. This project will ultimately create 15 jobs and provide over 2,000 healthy meals daily to neighborhood school children.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 15
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $467,992

 

THE ENTERPRISE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3610

Phone Number

215-895-4005

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1029

Grant Amount

$784,853

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://theenterprisecenter.com/cdc/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Della Landis

Project Description

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation (TEC-CDC) will develop the Philly Restaurant Incubator, which will allow aspiring low-income restaurateurs and mobile food truck operators to test their sit-down restaurant concepts and pilot their businesses in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The incubator will also provide technical assistance for participants. The incubator will serve as a means for participants to test their products and pilot their businesses in a fully functioning retail space and eventually transition into their own retail locations in West Philadelphia commercial corridors to grow their businesses, create jobs, and provide area residents access to healthy and fresh foods. This project builds on the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE), TEC-CDC’s existing food business development program and recipient of a 2012 CED award. Launched in November of 2012, the CCE is a $6.5 million food business accelerator and hub of community health resources in West Philadelphia. The Philly Restaurant Incubator project will result in the launch of at least seven new restaurants or mobile food trucks and creation of at least 51 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 51
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $693206

 

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation

Location

4548 Market Street, Suite L6
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Phone Number

215-895-4005

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1013

Grant Amount

$784,595

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://theenterprisecenter.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Della Clark

Project Description

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation (TEC-CDC) will use CED funds for the Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) in West Philadelphia. The CCE is a newly constructed 13,000+ square-foot LEED-silver certified food business incubator and hub of community health and nutrition resources.  Major components of the CCE include four certified commercial kitchen facilities, an eKitchen multimedia learning center for training and technical assistance, and retail food spaces leased to healthy food businesses and restaurants.  Jobs will be created through small business development with Philly Food Ventures operated out of the CCE, staffing of the CCE, and the Neighborhood Foods Community Supported Agriculture.  This project will create 112 new jobs for low-income individuals and is designed to improve access to healthy, affordable foods in an area recognized as a food desert.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 112
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 7
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,020,757

 

 

FAYETTE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.

Location

108 North Beeson Avenue
Uniontown, PA 15401-7401

Phone Number

724-430-6457

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0964

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.fccaa.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. James Stark

Project Description

The Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. (FCCAA) will use CED funding to create the Republic Food Enterprise Center (RFEC), a regional center in rural Fayette County to promote the development of food enterprises in southwestern Pennsylvania. RFEC will utilize a comprehensive approach to stimulate agricultural production, distribute locally-grown produce and products, and develop retail outlets within food deserts throughout the region. This initiative will create new full-time positions in the food industry spanning from growing and transportation to processing and preparation. RFEC will also work with local economic development organizations to expand 6 farmers’ markets and strengthen the connections between local growers, area residents and leading commercial partners in the greater southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $834,999

 

Hill House Economic Development Corporation

Location

1901 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone Number

412-392-4403

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1007

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.hillhouse.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson

Project Description

Hill House Economic Development Corporation (HHEDC) will use CED funds to bring a full-service supermarket to the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA.  Hill District is a recognized food desert and its residents have been without a full-service grocery store for 25 years.  The supermarket will create 44 permanent, full-time jobs and 56 part-time jobs and will provide access to healthy, affordable foods in the community.  With 65% of households below the poverty line and over 26% unemployment, the employment opportunities created will greatly benefit community residents. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 44
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $8,891,484

 

THE REINVESTMENT FUND

Location

1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3904

Phone Number

215-574-5898

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0968

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.trfund.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Sean Closkey

Project Description

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) will undertake an initiative to bring a full service supermarket, and new jobs to the Howard Park community of Baltimore, Maryland. Community leaders, local elected officials and the Baltimore Development Corporation have been working together to bring a full service supermarket and much needed jobs, back to Howard Park community for over six years.  Using CED funding, TRF will support the development of a supermarket; the construction of a commercial kitchen for community use within the supermarket, the enhancement of the Howard Park Farmer’s Market, and a variety of community outreach and nutrition education programs that promote the purchase and consumption of healthy foods. In addition to improving access to fresh food in this area of the city, the project will bring new full-time and part-time jobs to the community.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 80
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $18,100,660

 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Republic of Palau

Republic of Palau does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Republic of the Marshall Islands does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Rhode Island

WOONSOCKET NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION D/B/A N. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Location

719 Front Street, Suite 103
Woonsocket, RI 02895-5251

Phone Number

401-752-0993

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0970

Grant Amount

$379,687

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.neighborworksbrv.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Joseph F. Garlick

Project Description

Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation (Woonsocket) will use CED funding to develop commercial real estate and create space for two new businesses and seven micro-business startups in northern Rhode Island. These start-ups include: a historic diner, a public market (to house several micro-businesses), a function facility adjacent to the City's Museum of Work and Culture, and an infant childcare business. Woonsocket will provide much needed renovations and capital for commercial development projects as a catalyst for further development of downtown retail space. New low-income employees of these businesses will have access to job training through partner organizations, and affordable homes and low-cost childcare through Woonsocket's existing programs. In addition, this initiative will bring healthy food choices to the area with the start-up of new healthy retail food outlets, including a 'Farmers Market,' a historic diner that will have a healthy menu, and at least one micro-enterprise with a healthy food focus.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 16
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 9
- Funds to be leveraged: $735,098

 

South Carolina

BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION

Location

185 South Liberty Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306-3220

Phone Number

864-582-4146

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0962

Grant Amount

$545,800

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.butterfly-sc.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Liberty Canzater

 

Project Description

The Butterfly Foundation, along with community partners including the Hub City Farmers’ Market, the City of Spartanburg, the Spartanburg Development Corporation, and the Mary Black Foundation, have developed an innovative approach to improve access to healthy food options and create jobs in the Northside community of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This partnership, known as the Northside Community Food Hub will use CED funding to provide a permanent home for the Hub City Farmers’ Market, while also providing classrooms, community gardens, a café, catering kitchen and a retail space where vendors can continue to sell their produce and goods throughout the year. As a hybrid business that combines elements of a grocery store, farmers’ market, restaurant, community garden and learning lab, the Northside Community Food Hub is poised to create jobs, renew and grow vital community connections and provide access to nutritious prepared foods, groceries and produce in a community that is severely lacking healthy food options.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 23
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $382,750

 

South Dakota

South Dakota does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Tennessee

Conexion Americas

Location

800 18th Avenue South, Suite A
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone Number

615-320-5152

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0978

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.conexionamericas.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Renata Soto

Project Description

Conexion Americas will use CED funding to finish constructing and equipping a commercial kitchen in the Casa Azafran Community Center in South Nashville, Tennessee. The community kitchen will be used by community-based food entrepreneurs, primarily women, to prepare healthy and affordable foods for sale to the public, and residents of the food desert. These entrepreneurs will be supported with the infrastructure and technical assistance required to start and grow their businesses.  The community will greatly benefit from this project, which will create 51 full-time jobs and increase access to healthy and affordable food for 5,000 low-income, low-access residents of the food desert.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 51
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,937,348

 

The Works, Inc.

Location

1471 Genesis Circle
Memphis, TN 38106

Phone Number

901-946-9675

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1005

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.theworkscdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Curtis Thomas

Project Description

The Works, Inc. will create a grocery store and farmers market in a food desert in south Memphis, TN. The grocery store will include a community education component that facilitates access to healthy food and educates community members on healthy diet. The weekly farmers market at the grocery will provide local growers the opportunity to display and sell their goods.  This will be a location for school students, senior citizens, and other community members to learn about healthy eating, organic products, and healthy food preparation. This project has fostered partnerships with Plough Foundation, City of Memphis, Memphis WIN Local Workforce Development Board, Department of Human Services, and various local agencies and organizations, and will promote sustainable urban economic development in south Memphis.  This project will create over 40 full-time permanent, livable wage jobs for low-income residents of this community in customer service, inventory, management, cleaning/janitorial support, marketing, administrative support, food service, and general management.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $648,600

 

 

Texas

CEN-TEX CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT CORP D/B/A BCL OF TEXAS

Location

2212 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-4319

Phone Number

512-912-9878

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0975

Grant Amount

$341,718

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.centraltexascdc.com

Authorizing Official

Ms. Rosa Rios Valdez

Project Description

CEN-TEX Certified Development Corporation dba BCL of Texas (CEN-TEX), located in Austin, Texas, will use CED funding to make an equity investment into Salud Texas to purchase highly-mechanized equipment and offer state-of-the-art milling services to olive growers all over Texas.  CEN-TEX has partnered with Jim Henry, owner of the Texas Olive Ranch, and Karen Lee, owner of Cowgirl Brands, LLC, to expand a “special label” olive oil bottling operation called “Salud Texas.”  Positions will range from line workers to sales people to bookkeepers. In addition to creating jobs in the olive oil business, CEN-TEX will work with local food banks serving rural Texas to promote nutrition education and emphasize the important role that olive oil can play in a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 18
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

 

Utah

Utah does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Vermont

Vermont does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

Virginia

TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY IN ROANOKE VALLEY

Location

145 Campbell Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24011

Phone Number

540-345-6781

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0973

Grant Amount

$759,374

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://tapintohope.homestead.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Theodore Edlich, III, Ph.D.

Project Description

Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), and its affiliate, Business Seed Capital, Inc. (BSCI), will use CED funding to expand access to credit markets and provide below market-rate financing for new and expanding small businesses to stimulate economic development and job creation in Roanoke Valley, Virginia.  A special priority will be placed on business ventures related to healthy food access, production, and distribution in an effort to eliminate the substantial number of food deserts in the region and increase access to healthy, affordable foods. TAP will establish a three-pronged program, to include: the provision of comprehensive pre- and post-loan technical assistance/business development services; access to an employment and training assistance fund for participating businesses to train/retain low-income individuals and/or TANF recipients; and establishment of a revolving loan fund for new or expanding businesses.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 10
- Funds to be leveraged: $116,619

 

Washington

Washington does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

West Virginia

 

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA)

Location

131 Perkins Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25604-1433

Phone Number

304-768-8924

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1085

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.kisra.org

Authorizing Official

Michelle Foster

Project Description

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) will use CED-HFFI to develop the Paradise Farms and Food Hub. This food hub will form a central location for the focus of healthy food choices on the west side of Charleston, West Virginia. The Food Hub will address the conditions of a food desert in this community by introducing the production and sales of healthy foods. Complementary aspects of this project will include the provision of healthy plates to children at area schools and childcare centers, locally made products derived from fresh goods, and basic fresh goods through community supported agriculture. The outcomes will include revitalization of a distressed community through increase opportunities for livable wage employment and improved access to fresh and nutritious food. This project will create 45 full time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $588,000

 

Wisconsin

 

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

Location

2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212-2380

Phone Number

414-264-5000

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1070

Grant Amount

$650,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://mlk-edc.com/

Authorizing Official

Ben Johnson

Project Description

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLKEDC) will use CED-HFFI funds to transform a boarded-up building and vacant lot on a main commercial corridor in Milwaukee into a neighborhood redevelopment project that will be a hub for healthy food, wellness services, economic development, and education and training programs. The Lindsay Heights Innovation and Wellness Commons (The Commons) will create 9,000 of food retail and food production spaces. The tenants will include a new store for a natural foods co-op, and a healthy food start-up restaurant focused on vegetarian meals. Food production spaces will be rented by the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) as a commercial kitchen to allow expansion of existing food distribution business. This project will create more than 26 jobs and bring $1,314,000 in additional funding to the community.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 26
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,314,000

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

2745 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Phone Number

414-264-5000

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0971

Grant Amount

$545,800

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Mr. Welford G. Sanders

Project Description

The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLKEDC) will use CED funding to develop the Milwaukee Fix Building near the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MLKEDC will partner with Milwaukee Fix LLC to implement this project, which will include: new construction of an environmentally sustainable, four-story, 30,000 sq. ft. commercial building that will include building and operating a new dairy food manufacturing facility; expansion of an existing nearby urban farm and launch of a new rooftop farm; and co-location of three primary, preventive and integrative healthcare providers.  This project will result in increased economic opportunities for area residents and improved access to healthy, affordable foods through the production and distribution of healthy fruits, vegetables and dairy products. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 23
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 6
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,448,000

 

Wyoming

Wyoming does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.