CED HFFI Grantees

Healthy Food Financing Initiative Grantee List

 

State
Grantee Name
City
Award Amount
Start Date
End Date
Miles College Community Development Corporation
Fairfield
 $522,068
9/30/2011
10/1/2014
Community Services Unlimited, Inc.
Los Angeles
 $170,859
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
The East Los Angeles Community Union
Los Angeles
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.
Tampa
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Inc
Miami
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/30/2014
Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation
Embudo
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2016
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Cleveland
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2016
University Circle Incorporated
Cleveland
 $659,706
9/30/2011
9/29/2016
Economic and Community Development Institute
Columbus
 $759,370
9/30/2011
9/30/2014
Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Uniontown
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
The Reinvestment Fund
Philadelphia
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/30/2014
Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation
Woonsocket
 $379,687
9/30/2011
9/29/2016
Butterfly Foundation
Spartanburg
 $545,800
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
CEN-TEX Certified Development Corporation
Austin
 $341,718
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke valley
Roanoke
 $759,374
9/30/2011
9/29/2014
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation
Milwaukee
 $545,800
9/30/2011
9/29/2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Florida

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

 

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/spun-off.htm

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Pennsylvania

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

 

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

 

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

www.wndc.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

 

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

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://www.tapintohope.org

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

 

Wisconsin

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