CED Grantees

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

Ms. 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

Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association

Location

234 Gold Street
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone Number

907-723-1920

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0986

Grant Amount

$230,674

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.apicda.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Larry Cotter

Project Description

The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) will expand the capacity of one of its fish processing subsidiaries (Bering Pacific Seafoods) in False Pass, Alaska.  With CED funds, APICDA will purchase and install three 20,000-gallon oil tanks to provide generator fuel to operate the Bering Pacific Seafood processing facility.  APICDA will recruit, employ and train TANF and low-income individuals to process seafood in the facility.  This project will benefit the low-income residents of Aleutians East Borough by creating 25 new full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $165,535

 

American Samoa

American Samoa does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Arizona

 

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc

Location

1046 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone Number

602-257-0700

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1003

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.cplc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Edmundo Hidalgo

Project Description

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) will use CED funding to revitalize CPLC’s Wells Fargo Business Plaza and create an equity investment fund to support the start-up expansion of small businesses located in low-income communities in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Wells Fargo Business Plaza will be transformed to provide affordable office space and a quick service restaurant.  CPLC will also provide technical assistance, workforce development, and placement services to businesses participating in this project. This project will benefit the City of Phoenix by creating 42 jobs in low-income communities and serving a market of minority entrepreneurs. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

CPLC Southwest Inc

Location

1112 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4043

Phone Number

602-257-0700

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1046

Grant Amount

$799920

Project Period

9/30/2013 -9/29/2018

Website

http://www.cplc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr.. Edmundo Hidalgo

Project Description

Chicanos Por La Causa Southwest (CPLC SW) will create an equity investment fund to support the start-up of minority-owned, food service franchises in Las Vegas, Nevada. CPLC SW will invest CED funds into Futuro Enterprise Services, LLC, CPLC’s subsidiary franchise business, which was successfully launched with previous CED funds. Under this grant, Futuro Enterprise Services will open and operate a Blimpie Sub Shop in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Las Vegas. CED funds will be used to build out the restaurant space, purchase equipment and start-up inventory, and as initial working capital that will ensure adequate cash flow until the business breaks even. CPLC SW will partner with Kahala Corporation to expand a franchise equity investment fund, which will create three additional food service franchises. This project will create 53 full-time jobs in the food service industry, with 75% of these positions being filled by low-income individuals in Las Vegas, a city with high rates of unemployment and poverty above the federal average. CPLC SW will partner with the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas to train low-income workers to fill the new positions created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 53
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,875,000

 

CPLC Southwest, Inc.

Location

1112 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ  85034

Phone Number

602-257-0700

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0900

Grant Amount

$765,828

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.cplc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Edmundo Hildago

Project Description

CPLC Southwest, Inc.seeks to invest in the development of two subsidiary businesses: a Samurai Sam’s Japanese Food franchise and an employment services company both to be located at the Buckeye Commerce Center, in Phoenix, Arizona.  The two subsidiaries aim to create a minimum of forty-six (46) new, permanent, full-time jobs primarily in the transportation, financial services/insurance and food service industries, at a cost per job of approximately $17,391.  CPLC Southwest, Inc.’s partners in this proposal include Veolia, one of North America’s largest transportation companies, Kahala Corporation, a leading franchise company and the insurance company, State Farm.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 46
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

CPLC Southwest, Inc.

Location

112 E. Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ  85034    

Phone Number

602-257-0700

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0936

Grant Amount

$792,550

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.cplc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. David Adame

Project Description

CPLC Southwest, Inc.proposes to create 40 new, permanent, full-time jobs in the food service industry in Las Vegas, NV through a partnership with Kahala Corporation, one the nation's largest multi-brand franchising corporations. CPLC Southwest, Inc.will create an equity investment fund to support the start-up of three, minority-owned food service franchises.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Nogales Community Development Corporation

Location

124 North Terrace Avenue
Nogales, AZ 85621-0000

Phone Number

520-397-9219

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1043

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.nogalescdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Yvonne Delgadillo

Project Description

The Nogales Community Development Corporation (NCDC) will use CED funds to invest in the development of a commercial kitchen incubator, complete a commercial office incubator, create a revolving loan pool to provide capital to local businesses, and manage business acceleration programs in Nogales, Arizona. As a part of this project, NCDC will build-out and develop a fully-licensed, below-market rent commercial kitchen incubator to serve the labor and business needs of local food service businesses, as well as provide a venue for the local food bank to safely store food products for later distribution and for a local health center to offer community healthy living classes. They will also complete a commercial office incubator space to compliment the kitchen incubator and offer local emerging businesses a complete “one-stop” small business management experience. As a third part of the project, NCDC will implement a revolving loan pool to provide capital to local businesses operating in the food service and international trade/logistics industries and to catalyze job creation. Finally, NCDC will implement a management development and business acceleration program to create systematic efficiencies within, and increase the effectiveness of, existing business plans for local companies. This project will create 40 full-time jobs, with at least 75% of these positions designated for low-income workers residing in and around Nogales.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5    
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

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

90EE1036

Grant Amount

$300,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.tocaonline.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tristan Reader

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: 15
- 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 grantees.

California

Alameda Point Collaborative

Location

677 West Ranger Avenue
Almeda, CA  94501

Phone Number

510-898-7849

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0874

Grant Amount

$625,000

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.apcollaborative.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Douglas R. Biggs

Project Description

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) proposes to establish a new company, Ploughshares Green Nursery and Landscape Enterprise (Ploughshares), a full-scale nursery and landscaping company whose products will be drought-resistant, native, and edible plants. Ploughshares business principles are based on the sustainability and conservation of natural resources.  Through Ploughshares, APC aims to create 25 jobs for low-income residents of Alameda, California, at a cost per job of $25,000.  OCS funds will be used to build the facility for the company, fund business management, equipment, stipends for trainees, inventory, marketing, travel to required conferences, and the five-year evaluation.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $488,460

 

Community Housing Partnership

Location

280 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA  94102

Phone Number

415-929-2470

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0919

Grant Amount

$439,045

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.chp-sf.org

Authorizing Official

Ms. Gail Gilman

Project Description

Community Housing Partnership (CHP) proposes to expand Community Security Services.  Community Security Services is to employ 18 low-income individuals and provide them the necessary training to work as lobby security staff in Class B and C commercial buildings in and around low-income areas of San Francisco. These employees will be provided with insurance benefits and a starting salary of $11.10/hr. The 18 workers will all be formerly homeless individuals in the new division of CHP Enterprises.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 18
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $325,936

 

 

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

9/30/2011 - 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

 

Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment

Location

53-990 Enterprise Way, Suite 1
Coachella, CA  92236

Phone Number

760-391-5043

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0930

Grant Amount

$275,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://dace-rancho.org/AboutUs_Mission_pg.htm

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jeffrey Hays

Project Description

Desert Alliance for community Empowerment (DACE) will develop a small grocery market and Laundromat on a commercial strip that was purchased with funds for the Joint Redevelopment Agency of Riverside County and Blythe, CA.  The project will be developed with two anchors- a small grocery market and Laundromat and two small basic tenant shells designed to accommodate anticipated retail and professional services. Dace is developing the building to include interior framing, rough plumbing, basic electrical, lighting, stained concrete flooring, exposed paint ceilings, HVAC unites windows and entrance doors.  DACE is also incorporating a photovoltaic solar system that will directly reduce electrical cost of exterior signage, parking lot lighting, and common area maintenance cost paid by tenants. DACE is requesting funding to offset the cost of building, tenant improvement and the 10kw solar system. Based on confirmed tenancy agreements, the project will result in a total 13 full time positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 13
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Funds to be leveraged: $443,000

 

Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment

Location

53-990 Enterprise Way, Suite 1
Coachella, CA  92236

Phone Number

760-391-5043

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0873

Grant Amount

$771,000

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://dace-rancho.org/AboutUs_Mission_pg.htm

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jeffrey Hays

Project Description

Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment (DACE) proposes to make tenant improvements, including the installation of a solar panel energy system to Plaza La Esperanza, its newly developed 32,000 square foot, two-story retail/office complex located in the downtown corridor of Mecca, California.  OCS funds will be used to offset the costs of these improvements (e.g., installation of interior drywall, finishing and painting, interior separating walls, dropped ceilings, HVAC ducting, signage, specialty features required for restaurants and restrooms); as well as cover the costs of incorporating a photovoltaic solar panel system that will reduce electrical costs of exterior, signage, and parking lot lighting. The project will create 84 jobs for low-income individuals (at a cost per job of $16,760).

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 84
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $50,000

 

 

Enterprise + Economic Development Center, Inc.

Location

1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 330
FRESNO, CA 93721-2504

Phone Number

559-263-1010

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1057

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 -9/29/2016

Website

No Website

Authorizing Official

Mr. Brian Angus

Project Description

The Enterprise + Economic Development Center, Inc. (EPlus) will create a revolving loan fund with Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI) for the E2 Enterprise Excellence project in Fresno County, California. Fresno CDFI will lend funds ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to four small businesses who want to start or expand their operations to spur economic improvements throughout Fresno County. CED funds will be placed into a separately managed revolving loan fund and used to invest in businesses that demonstrate the need for capital; present a comprehensive, viable business plan; and have the capacity and commitment to hire low-income individuals into positions with growth potential that lead to self-sufficiency. The E2 Enterprise Excellence project will fund Grupo Cervercero de California, LLP, a local microbrewery startup; Off the Wall Indoor Soccer Complex, an indoor soccer facility startup in a low-income neighborhood; Central Valley Cleaning Services, a janitorial services company; and Charles Diaz Trucking, Inc., a commercial trucking company. These businesses will create 40 jobs, 75% of which will be filled by eligible low-income individuals residing in Fresno County. Additionally, the potential for the creation of many more jobs exists as these CED funds will be repaid by borrowers and relent to others.

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

 

Kern Economic Development Foundation

Location

2700 M Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA  93301

Phone Number

661-862-5163

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0955

Grant Amount

$522,957

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.kedc.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Richard Chapman

Project Description

Kern Economic Development Foundation proposes to develop a new tire recycling business at Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens’ (BARC) Industrial Park.  The tire recycling project will produce green products such as Tire Derived Fuel, Tire recycling program, Landfill Alternative Daily Cover Material, and a Feedstock for facilities that make Tire Derived Crumb Rubber.  The project proposes to create 27 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 27
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,762,534

 

Lao Family Community Development, Inc.

Location

1551 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA  94606

Phone Number

510-533-8850

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0853

Grant Amount

$686,000

Project Period

9/30/2008 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.lfcd.org/

Authorizing Official

Chaosarn Chao

Project Description

Lao Family Community Development, Inc. will establish the San Antonio Neighborhood Resource Center (SANRC), a mixed-used project stationed within a newly-acquired 30,000 square foot vacant building in East Oakland, California. SANRC will house Lao Family's headquarter offices in addition to the offices of other non-profit groups and small businesses whose activities foster the economic success of low-income individuals and families. An anticipated 47 new jobs, in industries ranging from construction to retail, will be created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,531,310

 

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

 

Mission Economic Development Agency

Location

2301 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-1898

Phone Number

415-282-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1053

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://medasf.org/home/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Jillian Spindle

Project Description

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) will provide loans to 16 businesses in San Francisco, California, specifically targeting business owners in the restaurant, childcare, and retail industries. MEDA business coaches will provide business acceleration technical assistance to business clients and a revolving loan fund will finance activities needed to start and/or expand the business. This project will create 40 new jobs, primarily for low-income Latinos, and contribute to larger neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 16
- Funds to be leveraged: $956,241

 

Mission Economic Development Association

Location

2301 Mission Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA  94110

Phone Number

415-282-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0940

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://medasf.org/english/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Luis Granados

Project Description

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) proposes a job creation project centered at Plaza Adelante, a new one-stop 21,000 square foot asset development and family services center located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.  MEDA will partner with the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center for the start-up of three businesses and the creation of 40 jobs for low-income individuals.  The three businesses include: Lead Dust Abatement, Retail Business Incubator “the Mercado”, and Kid’s Club Child Care Center. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $465,000

 

New Economics for Women

Location

303 South Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90017

Phone Number

213-483-2060

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0866

Grant Amount

$329,553

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.neweconomicsforwomen.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Maggie Cervantes

Project Description

New Economics for Women (NEW) seeks to establish a subsidiary corporation, Socos, to be based at the NEW Prosperity Center in Los Angeles, California that would take over the custodial, maintenance, and landscaping services of the two community centers and 13 multi-family housing properties managed by NEW Properties, LLC.  Socos aims to be the leading eco-friendly, sustainable, property maintenance provider for properties in Los Angeles.  NEW anticipates that this project will create a minimum of 17 full-time, permanent jobs for low-income in the “green” property maintenance field at a cost per job of $19,385.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 17
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $181,180

 

Partnership for Environmental Progress

Location

4283 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92105-1289

Phone Number

619-231-5990

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1051

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.pepmobile.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Doug Perkins

Project Description

The Partnership for Environmental Progress (PEP) will make a loan to California Pacific Air, a regional airline carrier, in San Diego, California. The company has mobilized funding necessary for capital acquisition (purchase of airplanes), but requires additional support for other operating expenses, including marketing, uniforms, signage, and supplies. The loan provided with CED funds will close the final gap in financing needed to ensure operations can be fully launched. The airline carrier will operate from McClellan–Palomar Airport in San Diego County and provide increased service to and from smaller regional airports in the area. The project will create 72 new full-time jobs for local residents in the City Heights area of San Diego County, an area with high unemployment rates.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 72
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $10,117,162

 

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

$800,000

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

Location

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

Phone Number

323-721-1655

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0990

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://telacu.com

Authorizing Official

Ms. Lorraine Gallegos

Project Description

The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) will develop a new 17,062 square foot building to accommodate iWorks US, Inc., a manufacturer of custom decorative lighting fixtures in Commerce City in East Los Angeles, California.  TELACU will use CED funds to make an equity investment to TELACU NW Five, Inc., which owns the property where iWorks will be located.  This project will create 35 full-time jobs for low-income individuals in the lighting fixture manufacturing industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $804,113

 

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: $316,250

 

 

The East Los Angeles Community Union

Location

5400 East Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90022

Phone Number

323-721-1655

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0931

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://telacu.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jose Villalobos

Project Description

The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) is creating 21 new permanent full-time jobs in the environmental/energy efficiency industry through the expansion of Inter-City energy Systems, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of TELACU.  This project is investing in Inter-City Energy Systems and hiring and training new employees to expand their workforce and to meet the demands of their low-income energy efficiency (LIEE) program mandates.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 21
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $400,000

 

Valley Economic Development Center

Location

5121 Van Nuys Blvd. 3rd Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91403-1498

Phone Number

818-907-9977

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1048

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.vedc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Roberto Barragan

Project Description

Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) will make an equity investment in Maverick’s Flat Jazz and Grill located in Los Angeles, California. Maverick’s Flat is a landmark live entertainment venue that originally opened in 1966 and was known as the “Apollo Theater of the West” for its role as a premiere R&B and Soul music. VEDC will work with a successful South Los Angeles-based restaurateur to operate Maverick’s Flat as a full-service restaurant and host to top R&B, Blues, Latin, Jazz, and Contemporary Jazz musicians. The equity investment, combined with technical assistance from VEDC, will allow the owner to operate a sustainable and scalable business model. Maverick’s Flat will bring at least 40 full-time jobs in the food service industry to South Los Angeles and help continue the recovery and revitalization of an area still suffering through the effects of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

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

 

Valley Economic Development Center, Inc.

Location

5121 Van Nuys Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Van Nuys, CA  91403

Phone Number

818-907-9977

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0950

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.vedc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Roberto Barragan

Project Description

Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) proposes the “Green Business” Loan Investment Project to connect low-income and TANF recipients to employment opportunities with permanent livable wages, benefits, good working conditions and advancement opportunities in the glass products manufacturing industry.  VEDC will invest in UltraGlas in the form of a below market loan.  The loan will allow UltraGlas to grow and expand its product line over a 36 month period and create 60 jobs for low-income and TANF individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $83,725

 

 

 

Colorado

Colorado does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Connecticut

Connecticut does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Delaware

 

Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation

Location

710 north Lincoln Street
Wilmington, DE 19805-3016

Phone Number

302-658-4171

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1055

Grant Amount

$160,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.cornerstonewest.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Austin Calistro

Project Description

The Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation (Cornerstone West) will create West End Sign and Graphics, a sign production and installation business, located in Wilmington, Delaware. Cornerstone West will partner with West End Neighborhood House (private equity partner) and Sir Speedy (industry expert) to sponsor the creation of the business. This business will create eight jobs for local individuals and youth who face barriers to employment and contribute to the community revitalization plan for the area.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 8
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

District Of Columbia

 

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation

Location

1800 Martin Luther King Ave, SE, Suite 100
Washington DC 20020

Phone Number

202-889-5100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1017

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.anacostiacdc.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Michael Wallach

Project Description

The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) will use CED funding to develop and expand an LED manufacturing plant in the Anacostia neighborhood located in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. AEDC will partner with LEDS America to manufacture light emitting diodes products in a 10,595 square foot warehouse facility leased from AEDC and located in the Anacostia neighborhood.  This LED lighting plant will assemble LED bulbs and establish a manufacturing presence in Washington, DC and will create 51 jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 51
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $250,000

 

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation

Location

1800 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Suite 100
Washington, DC  20020

Phone Number

202-889-5100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0980

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

www.anacostiacdc.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Albert Hopkins, Jr.

Project Description

The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) will use CED funding to finance the start-up of a solar panel fabricator/assembly plant, SolarChange Anacostia, LLC, near the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, DC.  SolarChange Anacostia, LLC will assemble, sell, and install solar panels in target markets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and nationwide to meet the demand for renewable and green technologies in new and existing buildings and reduce dependence on gas and oil.  Through this new start-up company, AEDC will train low-income residents and TANF recipients in Ward 8 in Washington, DC for employment in the renewable energy and green industries.  The Ward 8 community will greatly benefit from the new jobs created by this project, as it currently has an average poverty rate of 35% and an unemployment rate of 25.2%.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,083,405

 

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation

Location

1800 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Suite 100
Washington, DC  20020

Phone Number

202-889-5100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0942

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.anacostiacdc.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Michael Wallach

Project Description

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) proposes to develop the Anacostia Foods Project, which will be a full-service grocery store located in the low-income community of Ward 8 in Washington D.C.  The project will create 33 employment opportunities for low-income and TANF recipients.  It proposes to acquire a 20,000 square feet of commercial space that is currently the Anacostia Warehouse at 1918 14th Street, S.E. in Washington DC.  AEDC will acquire this property for $3,350,000 and renovate, purchase equipment, and use start-up funds for a total project cost of $4,518,500.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,220,793

 

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation

Location

1800 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Suite 100
Washington, D.C.  20020

Phone Number

202-889-5100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0865

Grant Amount

$765,828

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.anacostiacdc.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Michael Wallach

Project Description

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) proposed to utilize $500,000 of OCS funds for 30% equity ownership investment to the Jackson Investment Company for the develop/construction and start-up cost of an International House of Pancakes Restaurant (IHOP) to be located in the Columbia Heights area of Washington, D.C.  This venture will create 70 new full-time jobs for low-income and TANF individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 70
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,017,790

 

Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia do not currently have any active CED 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

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

 

Northwest Jacksonville CDC

Location

1122 Golfair Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Phone Number

904-598-9196

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1011

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.liscjacksonville.org/northwest-jax-cdc.html

Authorizing Official

Mr. Paul Tutwiler

Project Description

Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) will develop and manage a commercial and retail town center in a formerly vacant property, providing access to retail and commercial activity in the Moncreif Road Corridor in Jacksonville, FL. The commercial center will have tenants, provide technical assistance to growing business, and create jobs for low-income individuals. The site will be developed into a two-story town center, promoting business development and expansion in relevant growth industries, including a home healthcare enterprise and a personal care facility with hair, nail and spa services.  This project will create 49 jobs for low-income community residents, specifically displaced workers, TANF recipients, at-risk teenagers, individuals residing in public housing, non-custodial parents, homeless individuals, and those with developmental disabilities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 49
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,348,822

 

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation

Location

490 Opa Locka Boulevard, Suite 20
Opa-Locka, FL 33054

Phone Number

305-687-3545

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1021

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.olcdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Gisella Bustillos-Wong

Project Description

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) will use CED funds to develop and launch a 12,000 square foot shared-use commercial kitchen and business incubator for low-income residents of Opa-Locka and Miami-Dade County.  The incubator will provide a platform for talented lower-income food entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses that can support them, their families, and their employees. The incubator kitchen will provide at least 18 start-up and informal low-income food micro-entrepreneurs with the licensed commercial kitchen space they need to grow their businesses.  The incubator will also recruit 47 expanding businesses into the incubator to create more employment opportunities for low-income individuals.  This project will provide industry-specific training and technical assistance; access-to-markets, distribution channels, and networking opportunities; business planning assistance; and linkages to affordable, fair sources of microcredit and capital to allow entrepreneurs to sustain and grow their businesses. This project will create 32 jobs for low-income residents of Opa-Locka and Miami-Dade County.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 18
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,550,500

 

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

Location

490 Opa-locka Boulevard, Suite 20
Opa-locka, FL  33054

Phone Number

305-687-0551

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0926

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.olcdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Willie Logan

Project Description

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation proposes to provide an equity investment to Jamii Builders, a new construction, maintenance and training business, and co-own the company with Michal Rhett.  Jamii Builders will use the investment for working capital to allow the business to provide products and services including construction management, general contracting and property maintenance services to the South Florida area.  The project proposes to create 45 new full-time permanent jobs, 41 of which will be for low-income individuals.

 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $20,050,000

 

Urban Development Solutions, Inc.

Location

6538 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710-8404

Phone Number

727-345-6684

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0966

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

www.i-uds.com

Authorizing Official

Ms. Tamara Felton

Project Description

Urban Development Solutions, Inc. will use CED funds to undertake a major renovation to re-open the historic McCollum Hall and restore the facility to its original use as a retail and entertainment center. This project will bring new food service and retail jobs to a low-income community in Fort Myers, Florida. McCollum Hall is widely viewed as a catalyst project to kick-start a domino effect of commercial revitalization for the service area. Grant funds will be used to complete historic preservation, major renovation, and new construction. The project will create new jobs in the hospitality, food service, and retail sectors and generate an estimated $3.15 million in new annual income for local residents and business owners.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 53
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,749,000

 

Urban Development Solutions, Inc.

Location

6538 First Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL  33710

Phone Number

727-345-6684

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0927

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

www.i-uds.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Larry Newsome

Project Description

Urban Development Solutions, Inc. proposes a project that will complete the build-out of the Manhattan Casino, a two-story 15,572 square foot commercial development in the heart of the Midtown community, located in the historic 22nd Street Business District in    St, Petersburg, Florida.  The Manhattan Casino was originally built in 1925, designated a historic landmark by the City of St. Petersburg in 1994, and was partially renovated and expanded by the city in 2007.  Urban Development Solutions, Inc. proposes to utilize the facility’s ground floor as a family-style, sit-down Sylvia’s Restaurant and a 300 seat banquet, catering, and entertainment venue on the second floor.  The project proposes to create 44 jobs in the food service and retail industries.  

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 44
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,874,000

 

Georgia

Georgia does not currently have any active CED grantees.

 

 

 

Guam

Guam does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Hawaii

Pacific Gateway Center

Location

720 North King Street
Honolulu, HI  96817

Phone Number

808-851-7010

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0947

Grant Amount

$774,336

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.pacificgatewaycenter.org/

Authorizing Official

Dr. Tin Myaing Thein

Project Description

Pacific Gateway Center proposes the Alternative Energy Plus Project, a new incubation business service which will create 42 jobs in a culinary business.  The Pacific Gateway Center will provide incubation support services by installing a photovoltaic roof on the incubator building; provide marketing, manufacturing, packaging, delivery, alternative fuel for transportation and other business related support services; and mentor low-income persons to become skilled food industry professional with specific skill-sets in the areas of customer service, management, cash-handling, and business planning. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

The Arc of Hilo

Location

1099 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI  96720

Phone Number

808-935-8535

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0954

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.hiloarc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Michael E. Gleason 

Project Description

The Arc of Hilo proposes the expansion of its Renewable Energy and Recycling Businesses through the development of a new Client Service Support Center.  The project involves the development of three sites for industrial development that will include: 1) job readiness and staging areas, storage, and offices for businesses at the Job Creation and Client Support Services Center; 2) redevelopment of the former Miko Meats Processing Facility into the Agricultural Product Development Center; and 3) development of the Laulima Hana Deconstruction Construction Resale Store.  The Client Service Support Center will also be the location of the island-wide HI-5 Recycling Program and will facilitate the recycling of plastics, glass, paper and aluminum.    

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,957,056.57

 

Idaho

Partners for Prosperity: New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho

Location

625 West Pacific Street, Suite 1
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Phone Number

208-785-0059

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0995

Grant Amount

$639,500

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

  None

Authorizing Official

Ms. Sonia Martinez

Project Description

Partners for Prosperity: New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho (P4P) will partner with the Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) to provide eastern Idaho’s Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools for successful business start-up and growth.  P4P will work with LEAD to  use CED funding to provide small business training and education, personalized technical assistance, and a revolving loan fund to spur job growth in the retail and service industries in eastern Idaho.  P4P will provide technical assistance and capacity building support to LEAD on topics such as grant management and reporting, accounting, and assistance with managing the revolving loan fund.  This project will create 32 full-time jobs in emerging Latino communities in eastern Idaho where the poverty rate is double that of the non-Latino community.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Illinois

Chicago House and Social Service Agency

Location

1925 North Clybourn, Suite 401
Chicago, IL  60614

Phone Number

773-248-5200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0905

Grant Amount

$473,968

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.chicagohouse.org/

Authorizing Official

Rev. Stan Sloan

Project Description

Chicago House and Social Service Agency proposes to make an equity investment in Sweet Miss Giving’s Bakery, a business expansion project that proposes to create 43 new full-time jobs for low-income individuals (especially hard to employee individuals living with HIV/AIDS).  Through this business expansion, as well as related partnerships with catering companies, restaurants and other agencies in the hospitality industry, the applicant asserts that 88 individuals will achieve greater self-sufficiency through increased income as a result of Sweet Miss Giving’s Bakery.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 43
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $5,256,895

 

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

$600,000

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

Insight Development Corporation

Location

1919 North Meridan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-1303

Phone Number

317-261-7269

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1052

Grant Amount

$750,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.insightdevelopment.net/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Stephanie Baird

Project Description

The Insight Development Corporation will construct Millikan on Mass Commercial Center, a commercial/retail space with in the mixed-used development Millikan on Mass in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 14,000 square feet Commercial Center project is one component of the larger mixed-use development that brings affordable housing and commercial/retail development to an area in close proximity to public transportation, a supermarket, restaurants, and other amenities. The mixed-use development will also include 61 affordable housing units and 63 units of market rate housing and job training, education programs, and public transportation options that will support resident efforts to be more self-sufficient. The Commercial Center will be leased to a viable, neighborhood restaurant and a nonprofit organization specializing in human services with a retail component. As a result, these businesses will create 30 full-time jobs, 75% of which will be for low-income individuals, and work to enhance commercial development and job creation on the re-emerging Mass Avenue corridor.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Funds to be leveraged: $300,000

 

Riley Area Development Corporation

Location

430 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite LL1
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone Number

317-637-8996

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0984

Grant Amount

$697,188

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

www.rileyarea.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. William Gray

Project Description

The Riley Area Development Corporation (RADC) will undertake the construction of Trail Side Retail Flats on Mass Ave, a mixed-use affordable housing development near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The development will have four stories with underground parking; two floors with 69 affordable apartments; and retail spaces on the first floor. The project will be built in a low-income community near the outer extremity of downtown Indianapolis. The development of the Trail Side Retail Flats on Mass Ave will provide employment opportunities and neighborhood retail services for low-income residents in the area. It will also further enhance commercial development and job creation on the re-emerging corridor.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 36
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $525,600

 

Workforce, Inc.

Location

754 Sherman Street, Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Phone Number

317-532-1367

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0999

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.recycleforce.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Gregg Keesling

Project Description

Workforce, Inc. will expand its electronics recycling business in the low-income neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. The project will increase the amount of electronic material collected by adding city governments, solid waste districts, colleges, and large private businesses to the material flow. Workforce, Inc. will also expand its current collection sites and develop new collection sites throughout Indiana and surrounding states.  The project will create 40 new, 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: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Iowa

Iowa does not currently have any active CED grantees.

 

 

 

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

 

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road
London, KY 40743-1738

Phone Number

606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1041

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.khic.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jerry Rickett

Project Description

The Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) will make a low-interest loan to Phillips Diversified Manufacturing (PDM) in Clay County, Kentucky. The loan will be used for working capital necessary to support a contract expansion with a global technology company and leading manufacturer and supplier of printing and imaging solutions. Most of the work involved in the expanded contract is a result of shifting a portion of production activities currently done in China back to the U.S. This project will support a business expansion that will generate and sustain vitally-needed, full-time jobs in a distressed rural area, which will help to stabilize and grow the economy and provide opportunities for individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. A total of 40 new jobs will be created as a result of this project, of which 75% will be filled by low-income individuals. The jobs being created are full-time, permanent manufacturing and assembly positions with benefits and career growth opportunities to encourage self-sufficiency.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,450

 

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road
London, KY 40744

Phone Number

606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0985

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.khic.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Brenda McDaniel

Project Description

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) will use CED funds to make a below market loan to Senture, LLC to expand a customer service support center located in Laurel County in southeastern Kentucky.  Senture has been awarded a sub-contract by Accenture to operate the Common Origination and Disbursement Customer Service Support Services, which will entail live agent, email, and back office services. The project will create 50 new full-time jobs, which will stabilize and grow the local economy and provide opportunities for individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $557,735

 

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road
London, KY 40743

Phone Number

606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0982

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.khic.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jerry Rickett

Project Description

The Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) will use CED funding to support the expansion of Highlands Diversified Services, Inc. (HDS), a business that manufactures telecommunications equipment in Laurel County, Kentucky.  The jobs created by this project will focus on telecommunications and technology and will be positioned for sustainability in the 21st century.  This expansion will also result in the creation of jobs, increased economic self-sufficiency of the region, and reduction of poverty and unemployment affecting area residents and communities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $3,006,450

 

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation

Location

2292 S Highway 27 Ste 340
Somerset, KY 42501

Phone Number

606-677-6100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE09993

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.southeastkentucky.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Greg Jones

Project Description

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) will use CED funds to establish a revolving loan fund and provide capital to Somerset Recycling Services, Inc., a paper and plastics recycler located in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky.  Somerset Recycling will expand its manufacturing operations through a contract with a leading manufacturer of plastic and film products to recycle plastic bags from major retailers into plastic pellets that will be used to produce new bags. Bags collected from retailers will be sent to Somerset Recycling for conversion into plastic pellets that will be returned to the manufacturer for the production of new bags.  The expansion will result in the creation of 25 full-time jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $513,400

 

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation

Location

2292 South Highway 27, Suite 340
Somerset, KY 42501-2905

Phone Number

606-677-6100

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0981

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.southeastkentucky.com

Authorizing Official

Mr. Greg Jones

Project Description

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) will use CED funding to provide a revolving loan to Phoenix Products, Inc. (Phoenix), located in Jackson County, Kentucky. Phoenix, a multifaceted engineering, design and manufacturing company, will expand manufacturing operations to create full-time jobs for low-income individuals and offer technical training for unskilled employees in the area. Following employment, SKED will partner with organizations to provide follow-up services to employees as needed, including domestic violence counseling, life skills, mental health counseling, and assistance with childcare and transportation. This project will allow a manufacturing company in an underserved community to expand its operation and employ and train low-income persons for highly skilled technical jobs that will allow these employees to achieve self-sufficiency.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $812,844

 

Louisiana

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership

Location

1614B Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA  70113

Phone Number

504-525-2505

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0872

Grant Amount

$765,828

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.gchp.net/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Kathleen Laborde

Project Description

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, a New Orleans-based community development company, proposes to partner with Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. to renovate and expand an existing facility.  The facility accommodates the Café Reconcile Workforce Development Program (CRWDP), a non-profit restaurant and culinary job training and placement program serving low-income, at-risk young adults in Central City, New Orleans.   This expansion will enable CRWDP to double its enrollment, while enabling Reconcile New Orleans to increase income and employment generating capabilities through expanded restaurant and catering operations—including the establishment of the Emeril Lagasse Culinary Training Center, which will provide a hospital-certified institutional kitchen, training area, and banquet and catering facility seating 150.  This project aims to create a minimum of 32 jobs in the hospitality and health care industries, paying wages averaging $7.49 - $14 per hour to low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,693,191

 

The Good Work Network

Location

2028 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113-1457

Phone Number

504-309-2073

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1047

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.goodworknetwork.org/

Authorizing Official

Phylis Cassidy

Project Description

The Good Work Network (GWN) will develop Dryades Square Market culinary incubator, provide incubation services for eight small minority-and women-owned culinary businesses, and provide disadvantaged entrepreneurs’ connections to market opportunities in the O.C. Haley Commercial Corridor of New Orleans, Louisiana. GWN will also provide office support and training on payroll processing, setting up accounting systems, marketing, and training specific to the food service industry. This project will help incubate and successfully launch a minimum of 8 new small businesses and create a minimum of 20 full-time jobs. By increasing the prosperity of minority and women entrepreneurs within the O.C. Haley Commercial Corridor, one of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods, GWN will also help foster a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable local economy within one of the city’s most important industries.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 8
- Funds to be leveraged: $410,000

 

Maine

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

Location

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

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1040

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Keith Scalzone

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will support the “Downeast Seafood Heritage Preservation Fund – Investing in Our Future” revolving loan fund project, which will finance and provide workforce assistance to two companies in Hancock County, Maine. The two companies that CEI will initially finance are a lobster processor in Gouldsboro and a leading edge aquaculture production facility in Franklin, Maine. The project will create livable wage employment opportunities in seafood processing and land based aquaculture businesses for residents of Hancock and Washington. The project will create 50 full-time jobs, of which 38 will be targeted to low-income individuals in distressed communities with unemployment and poverty rates greater than the statewide average.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  2
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

Location

36 Water Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578

Phone Number

207-882-5155

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1006

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Keith Bisson

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will use CED funding to establish a revolving loan fund, through which CEI will finance three Maine companies that are creating or designing innovative textile-based products and processes. The three companies are: Hyperlite Mountain Gear, located in Biddeford; Atayne, currently in Brunswick, but planning a new manufacturing facility in Lewiston; and Maine Textiles International LLC (d/b/a Saco River DyeWorks), a new enterprise to be located in Biddeford.  CEI will partner with Manufacturer’s Association of Maine (MAMe) to finance each company and create 40 full-time jobs in the textile industry.

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

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Location

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

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0918

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Keith Bisson

 

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) proposes to utilize OCS funds to capitalize the Growing Rural Energy and Environmental Networks Revolving Loan Fund (GREEN Fund).  The GREEN Fund will create jobs for low-income people and provide flexible financing to green and clean-energy small businesses in Maine’s Central and Western counties of: Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Penobscot.  Currently, five small businesses that are benefiting from the GREEN Fund include a green manufacturer of energy efficient heat pumps, a value-added agricultural producer, an organic grist mill, a municipal-scale compost business, and a solar rooftop installation company.  CEI’s project proposes to create 65 jobs of which 48 will be filled by low-income individuals and newly create or expand four job-generating small green and clean-energy businesses. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 65
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Location

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

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0907

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Keith Bisson

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) proposes to capitalize the Portland Regional Initiative for Manufacturing Employment (PRIME) revolving loan fund.  CEI will partner with the Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME) to target financially feasible, high growth, job-generating, advanced and emerging manufacturing businesses—these enterprises are characterized by computerized and robotic systems and advanced quality control and green production processes that reduce or mitigate their environmental impact.  CEI will capitalize a $550,000 revolving loan fund that will provide flexible capital in partnership with community banks to at least four businesses in Portland, Maine.  CEI aims to assist businesses in creating 78 new jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 78
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Maryland

Community Outreach and Development, CDC

Location

4703 Marlboro Pike
Capital Heights, MD  20743

Phone Number

301-754-5895

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0935

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

None

Authorizing Official

Ms. Saundra Washington

Project Description

Community Outreach and Development, CDC proposes to utilize OCS funds to renovate the Labor of Love Learning Center located in the low-income area of Capitol Heights, Maryland in Prince George’s County.  Community Outreach and Development, CDC will renovate 4,000 square feet of commercial space in the Green-Hill Plaza and create 35 jobs for low-income and Temporary Assistance For Needy Families recipients. The future retail development strategy is to facilitate revitalization activity, within a gateway district scenario to attract the best, high-end and creditworthy retail mixtures of potential tenants. Retailers will include commercial office space; a grocery store; and other stores; such as a cafe; coffee shop; and a restaurant.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,009,082

  

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

 

Microenterprise Council of Maryland

Location

100 Community Place #1529
Crownsville, MD 21032

Phone Number

410-514-7776

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1008

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.emicromaryland.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Mikal McCartney

Project Description

The Microenterprise Council of Maryland (MCM) will utilize CED funds to expand InfoVance, a document imaging company in Baltimore, Maryland.  InfoVance specializes in production document imaging for storage, sharing, and safeguarding.   InfoVance will be expanded through newly launched technology and several partnerships that provide opportunities for product co-branding, and the company’s need to grow its facility and staff.  MCM will provide technical and professional support, in addition to a low-interest loan for business expenses.  This project will create 42 jobs to benefit low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,020,000

 

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 Flores

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

http://www.partnersforcommunity.org

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

Phone Number

508-894-3203

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1009

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.bnhc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Susan Joss

Project Description

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) will use CED funding for the completion of a construction project that will expand the community health center in Brockton, Massachusetts by more than 24,000 square feet.  The expansion will enable BNHC to serve more patients and hire more staff. CED funds will also support the costs of human resources support, employment coaching, and training programs for entry level staff, designed to give them the skills they will need to advance their careers.  This expansion will create 40 new full-time jobs for low-income individuals in the Brockton community.  Each new position will offer extensive skills training including interpreter certification, computer training, and a customer service/critical thinking certificate program offered through the University of Massachusetts.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,931,011

 

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

 

EBCDC INC.

Location

72 Marginal Street
East Boston, MA 02128-2135

Phone Number

617-569-5590

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1045

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.ebcdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Albert Colombo

Project Description

The East Boston Community Development Corporation (EBCDC INC.) will provide a loan to expand Cora Operations, Inc., a drawbridge repair and maintenance contracting company in Boston, Massachusetts. This loan will allow Cora to expand into fixed bridge structure repair and maintenance and renovate its existing real estate to accommodate expanded storage space for vehicles, machinery, and equipment. This project will create 40 full-time positions for residents in the East Boston area, many of which have come from other countries and have experience repairing equipment used for agricultural activities or for transportation. Cora will also target unemployed returning veterans in the area to fill the new positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $800,000

 

Lowell Community Health Center

Location

585 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA  01854

Phone Number

978-746-7851

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0903

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.lchealth.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Dorcas Grigg-Saito

Project Description

Lowell Community Health Center (LCHC) proposes to construct a new facility to improve access to care and expand the operations of the Health Center.  LCHC seeks funding to expand operations and consolidate its multiple program sites in one centralized and expanded health care facility.  LCHC is the only significant provider of free and sliding fee scale services in the Greater Lowell area.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 99
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $31,312,159

 

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

 

Whittier Street Health Center Committee

Location

1125 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA  02120-2178

Phone Number

617-989-3221

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0941

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.whittierstreet.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Frederica M. Williams

Project Description

Whittier Street Health Center committee, Inc (WSHC), a non-profit community health center and eligible community development corporation, proposes to develop a 78,000 square foot community health center facility in Roxbury, Massachusetts that is pursuing certification under the LEED Green Building Rating System.  This project will substantially expand needed health and social services for underserved populations, create new jobs, and will play a major in implementing the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan and revitalize the community.  WSHC will create 33 new full-time permanent jobs that will be filled by low-income individuals including TANF recipients.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $31,609,652

 

Michigan

Northern Economic Initiatives Corporation

Location

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette. MI  49855

Phone Number

906-226-1676

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0956

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.northerninitiatives.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Denis J. West

Project Description

Northern Economic Initiatives Corporation proposes to create the capacity to distribute up to 15 loans for small businesses that will generate at least 60 new jobs in the Upper Peninsula area.  Northern Economic Initiatives Corporation will target State 2 (10-99 employees) rural businesses in four distinct areas of local economies: 1) Manufacturers who are getting back on their feet and diversifying to meet new market demands; 2) Lean and Green Manufacturers who are pursuing process improvement and energy improvements; 3) Food System growers and value added food processors who are advancing healthy local and fresh food access; and 4) Cultural and Nature Tourism businesses that are expanding to meet the needs of 21st Century tourists. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 15
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,088,895

 

Wayne State Univ. Research and Tech. Park in the City of

Location

440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202-3429

Phone Number

313-879-5250

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1050

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

no website

Authorizing Official

Ms. Leslie Smith

Project Description

The Wayne State University Research and Technology Park in the City of Detroit (d.b.a. TechTown) will support SWOT City Detroit, a program created by TechTown which assists businesses in Detroit, Michigan. TechTown will partner with the Jefferson East Business Association, the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, and the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance to support three new neighborhood-wide SWOT City Programs. TechTown will conduct neighborhood-wide assessments, analyses, and community engagements. TechTown will also provide technical assistance and training to businesses. This project will create 10 new businesses and 40 new employment opportunities and continue SWOT City Detroit’s efforts to stabilize and enhance Detroit neighborhoods.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 10
- Funds to be leveraged: $550,000

 

Minnesota

 

Asian Economic Development Association

Location

379 University Ave west Suite 213
Saint Paul, MN 55103-0000

Phone Number

651-222-7798

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1056

Grant Amount

$682,806

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.aeda-mn.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr.  Va-Megn Thoj

Project Description

The Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) will provide technical assistance and support to help establish and expand existing small Asian businesses in Frogtown, Minnesota’s Little Mekong Business District. Asians in Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood community struggle with higher unemployment and poverty rates than other city residents. AEDA will expand five existing businesses and attract 10 new business start-ups to Little Mekong to create a total of 30 jobs. AEDA will implement an array of marketing and promotional activities to attract new groups of customers for Little Mekong businesses to increase their profitability and sustain jobs created through this project.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 10 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation

Location

774 university Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104-4805

Phone Number

651-222-0399

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1044

Grant Amount

$721,770

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.aurorastanthony.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms.  Nieeta Presley

Project Description

The Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC) will complete the construction of Old Home Plaza, a mixed-use development along the Central Corridor light rail transit line in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Old Home Plaza has a mix of restaurant, commercial, and professional uses and will drive job creation and community revitalization. CED funds will be used to complete the financing necessary to construct the commercial component and jobs-driver portion of this mixed-use development. The project will create 32 new, livable wage jobs co-located with transit. Strong partnerships with experienced practitioners in the community will provide recruitment and support services to ensure that at least 75% of those jobs are filled by low-income workers, particularly residents of color in the neighborhood and those transitioning from Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or other forms of public assistance.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $12,800,400

 

Hmong American Partnership

Location

1075 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-3213

Phone Number

651-495-1507

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1059

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.hmong.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Bao Vang

Project Description

The Hmong American Partnership (HAP) will develop a revolving business loan fund for refugee and immigrant communities—primarily Southeast Asians—to start and/or expand their microenterprises in the seven county metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota. HAP will provide comprehensive and culturally specific services to at least eight microenterprise and small business owners to strengthen the services for members of refugee and immigrant communities. HAP is partnering with the Pacific Asian Community Employment, an experienced community development corporation, which will mentor HAP through all phases of the Revolving Business Loan Fund Program. A high number of individuals in the Twin Cities are unemployed and Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants, in particular, face some of the highest overall poverty and unemployment rates. This project will create 40 jobs in the childcare, home health care, transportation, and construction industries and will help borrowers become economically sufficient, develop capital resources within the community, and build and expand refugee businesses.

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

 

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

 

Latino Economic Development Center

Location

1516 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone Number

612-724-5334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1018

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ledc-mn.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Ramon Leon

Project Description

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) will expand its existing Latino Employment and Asset Expansions Program in the low-income areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.  LEDC will use CED funding to establish the Immigrant Enterprise Healthy Foods Fund, which will invest in immigrant-owned food related enterprises, which will hire low-income residents from the surrounding low-income neighborhoods.  LEDC will create two full-scale retail grocery stores and a retail produce outlet as well as two commercial kitchens, one large and several small scale value-added food production enterprises, production space for cleaning, trimming, and packaging fresh produce, and a commissary kitchen to produce healthy meals for local charter schools. This project will create over 40 new full-time employment jobs and increase access to healthy food in the low-income areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including two food deserts.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Model Cities of Saint Paul

Location

839 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone Number

651-632-8343

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1022

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.modelcities.org/

Authorizing Official

Dr. Beverley Hawkins

Project Description

Model Cities of Saint Paul (MCSP) will use CED funds to complete the financing necessary to construct two mixed-use developments, the BROWNstone and Central Exchange, along the Central Corridor light rail transit line in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The developments will house a mix of retail, restaurant, commercial, and office spaces to include such businesses as deli shops, boutiques, coffee shops, pharmacies, and accounting firms.  The BROWNstone and Central Exchange will create 35 jobs and target small, local and minority‐owned businesses to fill the spaces, benefiting the community of Saint Paul.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,731,081

 

Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Location

1035 East Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone Number

612-455-5203

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0997

Grant Amount

$624,000

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ppl-inc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Steve Cramer

Project Description

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) will establish the Quality Hands Initiative, which will create enterprises and job opportunities in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota.  This Initiative will focus on labor intensive material handling processes for manufactured foods and the deconstruction of recyclable materials.  This project will make products for sale through marketing outlets, while also being able to undertake contracts for the production of ordered apparel for companies including, logos, special graphics, and other types of customized requirements.    This project will create 32 new jobs for low-income individuals and enable the Quality Hands Initiative to significantly expand its markets and services to existing and new customers while providing employment and job skills training to a population that is among the most difficult to employ.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $652,348

 

Seward Redesign, Inc.

Location

2619 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406

Phone Number

612-435-0275

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0943

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.redesigninc.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Eddie Landenberger

Project Description

Seward Redesign, Inc. in partnership with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, proposes to establish the Hiawatha Corridor Revolving Loan Fund to serve low-income workers living along Minneapolis’ federally-funded Hiawatha light rail line.  Seward Redesign, Inc. will utilize OCS funds to facilitate the development of business expansions and start-ups in the Hiawatha Corridor, with a focus on preserving and repositioning the historic industrial manufacturing uses along the corridor.  OCS funds will be specifically used to make loans to vetted owners of buildings or directly to businesses for renovation costs, equipment or operating capital to underwrite the cost of renovating commercial tenant spaces and expanding their businesses.  The project proposed to create 53 jobs of which 39 will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 53
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Willmar Area Multicultural Market (WAMM)

Location

215 4th Street SW
Willmar, MN  56201-3329

Phone Number

320-231-8574

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0920

Grant Amount

$234,422

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ledc-mn.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Roberto Valdez

Project Description

The Willmar Area Multicultural Market (WAMM) proposes to invest in 4 businesses to create 13 new permanent full-time jobs in the food service, insurance and print media industries. WAMM is partnering with the Latino Economic Development Center of Minneapolis, MN. At least 75 percent of these jobs will be filled by eligible low-income individuals residing in a project area comprising Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties in Minnesota.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 13
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Mississippi

Mississippi does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Missouri

Missouri does not have any active CED Grantees.

Montana

 

Montana Community Development Corporation

Location

229 East Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802-4423

Phone Number

406-728-9234

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1039

Grant Amount

$758,835

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

No Website

Authorizing Official

Mr. Dave Lindsey

Project Description

The Montana Community Development Corporation (Montana CDC) will make a low-interest loan to Nutritional Laboratories International in Missoula County, Montana. The loan will be used for facility improvements and equipment necessary for the expansion of Nutritional Laboratories International, a contract manufacturer. This expansion will involve reconfiguring their existing facility space for more efficient and increased production and additional warehouse space that will address capacity constraints and allow them to double the volume of their production output. Montana CDC will also assist with project management and to ensure low-income individuals benefit from the 50 new full-time permanent jobs created as a result of this expansion project, of which at least 75% will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $410,000

 

Nebraska

Nebraska does not have any active CED Grantees.

 

Nevada

Nevada does not currently have any active CED grantees.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not currently have any active CED grantees.

New Jersey

Brick City Development Corporation

Location

744 Broad Street, Suite 1110
Newark, NJ  11216

Phone Number

973-273-1040

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0959

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.bcdcnewark.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Christina Corea

Project Description

Brick City Development Corporation’s (BCDC) proposes to create 20 new jobs and to 50 career opportunities for low-income residents of the City of Newark developing an industrial parcel and construct a 115,200 square foot light manufacturing and refrigerated warehouse facility to provide sufficient space for Newark's growing food distribution and warehousing industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $11,181,974

 

Brick City Development Corporation

Location

744 Broad Street, Suite 1110
Newark, NJ  11216

Phone Number

973-273-1040

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0891

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.bcdcnewark.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. TaShia Marsh

Project Description

Brick City Development Corporation proposes to partner with Unionwear to purchase an industrial parcel, demolish the existing structure and construct a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility to be leased to Unionwear for use as its operating center and corporate headquarters.  The project aims to meet the dual objectives of rehabilitating the currently vacant industrial parcel, while creating 50 new jobs for low-income individuals

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 65
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $8,863,572

 

Intersect Fund Corporation

Location

109 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242

Phone Number

732-917-0812

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1058

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.intersectfund.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Rohan Mathew

Project Description

The Intersect Fund Corporation (The Fund) will make loans to two existing small businesses and numerous micro-enterprises through the Empowering Entrepreneurs project in New Jersey. The Fund is a certified CDFI that provides business training, coaching, and micro-loans to low-income, minority and women-owned businesses throughout New Jersey. It also provides one-on-one coaching and technical assistance to help register businesses, manage cash flow, find new customers, and develop new marketing strategies. Through this project, loans will be provided to Better Way Diner and Cafe to create 10 jobs for hard-to-place returning offenders and to BTM Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service to create eight jobs. Additionally, 22 full-time positions will be created through loans to small businesses for expansion projects that will create 1 – 10 new jobs each. In total, this project will create at least 40 jobs, of which at least 75% will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2 28
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc.

Location

1487 Kenwood Avenue
Camden, NJ  08103

Phone Number

856-964-0440

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0939

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.pbcip.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Bridget Phifer

Project Description

Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc. (BCIP) proposes to create the Green-Collar Job Creation Initiative, which will construct the Parkside RENEW Building, a three-story, 22,000 square feet LEED-certified, mixed-use facility at the corner of Haddon Avenue and Liberty Street in Camden, New Jersey. BCIP will expand sustainable businesses and establish 2 new businesses, Greener Construction LLC and Parkside Food and Grill and create a minimum of 32 jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 6
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

New Mexico

 

Capacity Builders, Inc.

Location

418 West Broadway Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401-4245

Phone Number

505-716-1230

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1049

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://capacitybuildersinc.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Marissa Berg

Project Description

Capacity Builders, Inc. (CBI) will create the Train 10 (T-10) project which will recruit individuals to complete an intensive education, job readiness training, and certification process in the private fitness training and exercise instructor industry in the impoverished communities of the Navajo Nation, spanning northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and Southeastern Utah. Through this grant, CBI will partially pay for salaries for 10 participants each year and participants will be provided with CBI’s business start-up and growth incubation supports, which involve the creation of marketing materials, customer recruitment, contracting, collections support, and business licensing and tax/accounting assistance. CBI is currently operating a 5,500 sq. ft. gym in San Juan County (a bordertown community), which will be the primary site where T-10 participants will work with their customers. CBI will also collaborate with Navajo leaders who will transform a portion of their chapter facilities into equipped gyms where T-10 trainers can earn and re-invest income in the diverse Navajo community. The project will create 30 jobs for low-income, former high school and college athletes, and Navajo residents with a background in the fitness industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 30
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

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/index.php/siete-del-norte-community-development...

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

 

New York

 

Abyssinian Development Corporation

Location

4 West 125th Street
New York, NY  10027

Phone Number

212-368-4471

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0929

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.adcorp.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Sheena Wright

Project Description

Abyssinian Development Corporation proposes to complete the development of a six-story 16,300 square foot retail and office building on 125th Street in Harlem.  This project will complete the revitalization of a formerly blighted building and will fill the empty space with small businesses that will provide locally needed services and new jobs, including a restaurant that will create 44 new permanent full-time jobs and fill 34 of them (77%) with low-income individuals. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 44 (34 Low-income)
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,321,000

 

Abyssinian Development Corporation

Location

4 West 125th Street
New York, NY  10027

Phone Number

212-368-4471

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0875

Grant Amount

$720,000

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.adcorp.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Sheena Wright

Project Description

Abyssinian Development Corporation proposes to construct an 84,000 square foot state- of-the-art educational facility in Harlem, New York.  The project will provide the service expansion of Abyssinian’s public elementary school, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, as well as, Abyssinian’s Annie G. Newsome Head Start Program.  The project also will complete the education corridor component of Abyssinian’s comprehensive community development strategy. The project aims to create 29 new, full-time, permanent jobs job low-income individuals, including positions such as teacher assistants and aides, clerical/administrative office support, maintenance/janitorial workers, security officers and cafeteria workers.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 29
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $44,885,807

 

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Location

1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY  11216

Phone Number

718-636-6906

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0904

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.restorationplaza.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Tracey Capers

Project Description

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation proposes to expand its existing weatherization program to employ 35 low-income individuals in jobs providing energy conservation services. This construction project will renovate space to accommodate the expansion, which will double the present weatherization program.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Business Outreach Center Network, Inc.

Location

85 South Oxford Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1607

Phone Number

718-857-7157

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1060

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.bocnet.org/boc/home.asp

Authorizing Official

Ms. Nancy Welch

Project Description

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOC) will partner with IdleAir to implement the BOC Clean Air Community Economic Development Project in Brooklyn, New York. The Clean Air Community Economic Development Project will make an equity investment of $300,000 to spur the expansion of the business and creation of additional services at both existing and new truck stop electrification and anti-idling locations. The project will create 41 green employment opportunities that provide livable wages and will ensure low-income community residents have access to these jobs by mobilizing a network of workforce development and business development partners. Additionally, the project will improve the local environment by reducing 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, soot, and other harmful emissions each year, and by saving thousands of gallons of imported oil.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 41
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  2
- Funds to be leveraged: $313,584

 

Business Outreach Center Network, Inc.

Location

85 South Oxford Street, Floor 2
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone Number

718-624-9115

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1020

Grant Amount

$793,500

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.bocnet.org/boc/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Nancy Carin

Project Description

The Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network will partner with BOC Capital Corp., a non-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution  (CDFI),  as well as with the workforce development system and other community partners, to implement the BOC Sustainable Community Business Development Project, in New York City.  The business expansion project will implement a revolving green loan fund that will enable businesses to expand their operations and create new jobs in sectors with opportunities for advancement for low-income individuals.   The following three businesses will receive the initial loans: Tri-State Biodiesel, in Hunts Point, Bronx, to expand its fuel sales division; WelPak Corp., in Maspeth, Queens, to execute a waste reduction plan, manufacturing improvements, and energy upgrades as part of its trucking and warehouse services; and Trilok Fusion Arts, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, to add energy efficient classrooms, garden and greenhouse, and commercial kitchen to expand its childcare center, community arts school, and community garden..  This project will create 42 new employment opportunities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $383,000

 

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

Mr. 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

 

Harlem Business Alliance, Inc.

Location

275 Lenox Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027

Phone Number

212-665-7010

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1001

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.hbany.org

Authorizing Official

Ms. Regina Smith

Project Description

The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) will use CED funds to develop the Contractor Community, a program that helps the development and growth of small businesses involved in construction and related goods and services, in Harlem, NY.  The Contractor Community will provide consultation and training services, incubator/affordable office space, pro-bono back office services, and a low-interest loan fund for small businesses.  HBA staff will be responsible for a full array of bookkeeping and administrative services for participating businesses, will  maintain a loan fund that will make direct low-interest loans that will provide seed money, and help businesses purchase equipment and supplies, and/or working capital.  The Contractor Community will create 40 new jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

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

 

UDI Community Development Corporation

Location

631 United Dr. Suite 100
Durham, NC 22713-1660

Phone Number

919-544-4597

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1038

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.udicdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Richmond Stewart

Project Description

UDI Community Development Corporation (UDI/CDC) will develop an Urban Farm & Aquaponics Project (UFAP) in Durham County, North Carolina. UDI/CDC will purchase equipment, provide working capital, and finance operational support for start-up and development of the project. This project will offer access to locally grown fruits, vegetables and farm raised fish by selling products directly and through wholesale agreements to local grocers, restaurants and other nutritional outlets. The project will also offer entrepreneurial opportunities to residents of the community and rural counties to create small business opportunities through Do-It-Yourself (DIY) gardening, nutrition, and aquaponics start-up kits. Another component of the project will be to educate employees and community residents on how to become 21st century urban and aquaponics farmers. The UFAP will create 40 jobs, 75% for low-income residents of Durham community.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $326,910

 

North Dakota

North Dakota does not currently have any active CED 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

www.bbcdevelopment.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Timothy L. 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

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

 

Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

Location

36 Water Street, P.O. Box 268
Cleveland, OH  44104

Phone Number

216-361-8400

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0830

Grant Amount

$216,000

Project Period

9/30/2008 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.fairfaxrenaissance.org/

Authorizing Official

Vickie Johnson

Project Description

Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) will assist in the development of a 23,000 square foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified office building. The building will house Senior Outreach Services, a neighborhood non-profit that is expanding and relocating to centralize and increase services; as well as a satellite of the Cleveland Clinic, an international research hospital headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The project is referred to as Senior Outreach Services at Emmanuel Square (SOSES). The SOSES project will generate 20 health related, full-time, permanent jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,863,000

 

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

 

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.

Location

209 North 4th Street
Hugo, OK  74743-3809

Phone Number

580-326-3351

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0965

Grant Amount

$119,998

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.littledixie.org

Authorizing Official

Ms. Brenda Needham

Project Description

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. (LDCAA) will use CED funding to expand its Weatherization Assistance Program to include a fee for service Weatherization and Energy Savings Programs in the counties of Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha, located in southeast Oklahoma.  LDCAA’s expanded fee for service program will include the following activities: installation of solar panels; insulation installation; repair/replacement of heating units; weather stripping and caulking; repair/replacement of doors and windows; installation of low-flow toilets and other water saving devices; installation of roofs; and installation of energy efficient hot water heaters. The implementation of this program will promote economic development through the provision of jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 6
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $686,847

 

Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.

Location

2912 Enterprise Drive, Suite C4

Durant, OK 74701

Phone Number

580-924-5094

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0988

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ruralenterprises.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tom Smith

Project Description

Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. (REI) will provide a loan to Lenape Lighting and Manufacturing (LL&M), an LED lighting manufacturing business, in Caddo County, Oklahoma.   LL&M will respond to the increasing demand for energy efficient products, production jobs in a growing sector that is.  REI will support LL&M and monitor job creation and placement.  This project will create 52 full-time jobs for low-income individuals in an area where there are limited opportunities for employment.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 52
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $4,600,000

 

Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.

Location

2912 Enterprise Boulevard
Durrant, OK  74707

Phone Number

580-924-5094

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0944

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.ruralenterprises.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tom S. Smith

Project Description

Rural Enterprise of Oklahoma, Inc. (REI) proposes to construct a 10,000 square foot LEED-certified facility on land owned by REI.  The facility will be leased to the Choctaw Nation, one of the major tribal organizations located in Oklahoma.  The Choctaw Nation will utilize the facility as the Native American Business and Education Center.  The facility will serve both individuals seeking employment and skills training, as well as entrepreneurs who seek to establish or expand businesses.  The enterprise will create 50 new full-time jobs at the Center, 38 of which will be filled by low-income individuals. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 50
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,740,316

 

Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.

Location

2912 Enterprise Boulevard
Durrant, OK  74707

Phone Number

580-924-5094

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0912

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.ruralenterprises.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tom S. Smith

Project Description

Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. (REI) proposes to create a revolving loan fund administered through its Women’s Business Centers.  REI will provide financing, technical assistance, incubator space and operate with funds from local, state and Federal sources, as well as internal operating revenue and private donations.   REI will create 41 jobs for low-income persons.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 41
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

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: $178,8463

 

Pennsylvania

 

Community Action Southwest

Location

150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA  15301

Phone Number

724-225-9550

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0951

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.caswg.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Darlene J. Bigler

Project Description

Community Action Southwest proposes to create a new plant-based document shredding business called POWER (Providing Opportunities for Workers Engaged in Recycling) as a social enterprise.  The start-up business will also have a mobile hard drive component and begin operations in Washington, Pennsylvania in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility, creating 40 new jobs through the services aimed at commercial paper shredding and computer hard drive destruction.  Seventy-five percent of the new jobs will target low-income people at or below 124% of the federal poverty level. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40 (30 Low-income)
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $394,691

 

East Liberty Development, Inc.

Location

6101 Penn Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 13206

Phone Number

412-361-8061

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0989

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.eastliberty.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Skip Schwab

Project Description

East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI) will undertake the Y Hotel Project, which will transform the local YMCA into a hotel in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The redevelopment will result in a 63 room hotel, to be operated by the Ace Group International, with amenities including a restaurant, exercise facilities, coffee bar, specialty retail, and event and programming spaces.  The Y Hotel Project will create 45 new, full-time jobs and meet the growing hotel demand generated by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the UPMC bio-tech and bio-medical centers, UPMC Hilman Cancer Center, nearby universities, growing hospital systems in Pittsburgh’s East End, and area businesses.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $18,037,276

 

East Liberty Development, Inc.

Location

6101 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15206-3924

Phone Number

412-361-8061

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0934

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2015

Website

www.EastLiberty.org

Authorizing Official

Ms. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy

Project Description

East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI) proposes a joint venture between ELDI and a local developer to construct a building and parking facility that will be leased to Target for the operation of a retail store.  This development will provide another commercial anchor to the neighborhood, complementing the successful Whole Foods store that was supported by an OCS grant.  This Target store will provide more than 100 new full and part-time jobs.  The OCS grant will guarantee the creation of at least 45 new permanent full-time positions.

 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45 (33 Low-income)
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $47,972,011

 

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

 

Impact Services Corporation

Location

1952 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134-3122

Phone Number

215-739-1600

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0983

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2016

Website

www.impactservices.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. John MacDonald

Project Description

Impact Services Corporation will use CED funding to renovate an under-developed space that is contiguous to a top performing childcare center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This project will involve building an industrial kitchen and food distribution center that will serve 30 childcare centers in low-income areas of Philadelphia County as well as four classrooms, new offices, and staff training space. The project will create temporary construction jobs and permanent full- time positions in childcare, culinary arts, transportation, management, and janitorial services. In addition to creating jobs and the benefits associated with the renovation of long vacant industrial space, the kitchen facility is expected to positively impact the food insecurity problem in Philadelphia's low-income communities by annually producing and distributing over 2 million meals and over 1 million snacks that meet USDA nutrition standards while serving 4,500 mostly low-income children 260 days a year. The new classroom space will create the ability to serve an additional 60 low-income children in one of Pennsylvania's top-rated child care centers.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 66
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $681,814

 

Impact Services Corporation

Location

1952 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19134

Phone Number

215-423-2944

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0822

Grant Amount

$687,000

Project Period

9/30/2008 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.impactservices.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. John MacDonald

Project Description

Impact Services Corporation, in partnership with Wolfson Verrichia Group, Inc. and East Butler Associates, L.P., will develop a commercial shopping complex, Aramingo Crossing, in the Port Richmond section (Port Richmond Keystone Opportunity Zone) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Projected tenants include: a bank, a sit-down restaurant, a fast food restaurant, and four additional retail tenants who would occupy a small strip center at the rear of the property.  The gross leasing area of the project is 311,132 square feet. This project will create 47 new, permanent full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,007,677

 

Neighbors in the Strip, Inc.

Location

1212 Small Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208

Phone Number

412-201-4774

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1042

Grant Amount

$777,686

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.neighborsinthestrip.com/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Cindy Rodgers

Project Description

Neighbors in the Strip, Inc. (NITS) will expand the Pittsburgh Public Market (PPM) by establishing The Market Cooks!, a shared-use commercial kitchen, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NITS will make a low-interest loan to the Pittsburgh Public Market to be used for renovations, equipment, and working capital to develop the commercial kitchen. The building space will expand from 10,000 square feet to 25,760 square feet and will provide essential amenities that will allow businesses to do on-site food production, which they are currently unable to do in their existing building. NITS will also assist businesses with project management and marketing strategies. This project will create 52 full-time, permanent positions, of which 75% will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 52
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $540,000

 

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: $693,206

 

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

 

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

 

Westmoreland Human Opportunities dba West. Community Action

Location

226 South Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601-3234

Phone Number

724-834-1260

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1054

Grant Amount

$540,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.who-inc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Tay Brown

Project Description

Westmoreland Human Opportunities (d.b.a. Westmoreland Community Action) will expand a social enterprise venture started in 2012, Shop Demo Depot (SDD), in southwestern Pennsylvania. SDD is a reuse and recycling enterprise specializing in building deconstruction (as opposed to building demolition) in this community and the resale of the materials salvaged from this operation. Expanding SDD will remove residential and commercial properties through eco-responsible deconstruction services as opposed to the more traditional demolition approach. The expansion will create 27 full-time jobs, specifically for hard-to-employ community members including single mothers, noncustodial parents, ex-offenders, and other low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 27
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:  1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,071,000

 

Puerto Rico

Corporación Financiamiento Empresarial Comercio Comunidades

Location

P.O. Box 191791
San Juan, PR 00919

Phone Number

787-756-5080

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1014

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

  

Authorizing Official

Ms. Giovanna Piovaneti-lugo

Project Description

The Corporación Financiamiento Empresarial Comercio Comunidades (COFECC) will create a Women Entrepreneur Financial Empowerment Center in rural Puerto Rico to create successful women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises.  The project consists of a revolving loan fund and post-loan mentoring service assistance to low-income women entrepreneurs.  The Center will provide access to business credit, promote entrepreneurship among high-vocational schools and/or university graduates; and offer access to business financing to women who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or displaced.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 68
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 68
- Funds to be leveraged: $100,000

 

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

 

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

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, has 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

 

Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation

Location

104 Ash Street
Sisseton, SD  57262 - 1908

Phone Number

605-698-7654

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0967

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.growsd.org

Authorizing Official

Ms. Paula Jensen

Project Description

The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) will use CED funding to expand the Dakota Provisions Turkey Processing Plant to provide a retail ready-to-eat food line of lean meat turkey products in Huron, South Dakota.  NESDEC will provide lending capital and no-cost business development services to Dakota Provisions in order to create jobs for low-income residents of communities located within a 60 mile radius of Huron.  This ready-to-eat expansion will also create a market for Dakota Provisions healthy food products to be available at grocers within the rural service area.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $15,3000,000

 

 

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

 

Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.

Location

534 East First North Street
Morristown, TN  37814-4716

Phone Number

423-587-4500

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0784

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2007 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.douglascherokee.org/DCEA/

Authorizing Official

Ray McElhaney

Project Description

The Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority will construct an addition to an already existing facility in Grainger County, Tennessee, to enable a manufacturer of armored clothing for the U.S. military to expand its high-growth business.   The product to be designed for military use is an outer tactical vest.  This project will create 70 jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 70
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,550,334

 

LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation

Location

802 Walker Avenue, Suite 5
Memphis, TN  38126

Phone Number

901-435-1654

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0884

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.loccdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jeffrey Thomas

Project Description

LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation proposes to develop the Royal Phoenix Hotel Conrad Hilton Memphis, a 300-room complex south of Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.  The proposed project will create 100 jobs for low-income individuals in the hospitality industry, including retail sales, food service, administrative support, and general management.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 100
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $15,348,453

 

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

 

Azteca Economic Development & Preservation Corporation

Location

20 Iturbide Street
Laredo, TX  78040

Phone Number

956-726-4462

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0894

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.aedpc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Rafael Torres

Project Description

Azteca Economic Development & Preservation Corporation (AEDPC) proposes to create a call center that will assist Veterans seeking guidance on establishing businesses, as well as other Veteran-related inquiries.   The Memphis Call Center, to be located in Laredo, Texas, will be a part of a national call center being created in Memphis, Tennessee by the Veterans Economic Opportunity Fund and the Veterans Corporations, and aims to create at least 40 Customer Care or Customer Acquisition Representative positions for low-income individuals—with a preference given to returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,027,038

 

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

 

Economic Development Catalyst Organization (EDCO Ventures)

Location

1107 S. 8th Street       
Austin, TX  78704-2373       

Phone Number

915-539-5552

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0946

Grant Amount

$796,659

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://edcoonline.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Teofilo Tijerina

Project Description

The Economic Development Catalyst Organization (EDCO Ventures) proposes to invest in a minority-owned, green consumer electronics firm in El Paso, TX.   EDCO will support CherryFusion, a business-to-consumer electronics repair company with technical assistance and capital investment that will allow CherryFusion to expand its business and services and to create 43 new full time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 43
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc. (NHSDC)

Location

301 Pena Street
Carrizo Springs, TX  78834

Phone Number

830-876-5295

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0828

Grant Amount

$493,000

Project Period

9/30/2008 - 9/29/2014

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Manuel Estrada

Project Description

Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc (NHSDC) will retro-fit its greenhouses (The Agri-Plex) in Dimmit County, Texas to enable hydroponic crop production of lettuces and specialty vegetable. This project will create 35 full-time permanent jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $505,600

 

Southwest Key Programs, Inc.

Location

6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX  78721

Phone Number

512-462-2181

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0881

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://www.swkey.org/

Authorizing Official

Dr. Juan J. Sanchez

Project Description

Southwest Key Programs, Inc. proposes to construct a 12,000 square foot social enterprise complex in East Austin, Texas, in which to house a new business venture, Southwest Key Green Energy & Construction, LLC.  This new business will provide building construction, improvement and energy conservation services to residential, commercial, and civic property owners and builders in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area.  As a result, 36 new full-time permanent jobs in high growth industries of construction/energy conservation will be created for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 36
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,600,000

 

Utah

Utah does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Vermont

Vermont does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands do not currently have any active CED grantees.

Virginia

 

ABC Community Empowerment CDC

Location

3301 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA 23508

Phone Number

 

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0994

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://abyssiniachurch.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Sheridan Nelson

Project Description

ABC Community Empowerment, Inc. (ABC-CDC) will develop four residential houses into “Angel Homes,” which will provide residential and daycare services for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in Norfolk, Virginia.  CED funds will be used to finance the renovation of four homes purchased and leased by ABC-CDC and bring them up to State residential and daycare standards. The Angel Homes will be assisted living residential facilities that will provide services in adult daily living and assist with transitioning back into the community from state operated institutions.  The project will create 32 jobs and provide job training and career development opportunities for low-income individuals as residential aides, certified nurses’ assistants, cooks, and other supportive staff jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $637,890

 

ABC Community Empowerment Community Development Corporation

Location

3301 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23508

Phone Number

757-627-6802

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0933

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Website

 http://abyssiniachurch.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Sheridan Nelson

Project Description

ABC Community Empowerment CDC proposes to utilize OCS funds to support the new ABC Angels Academy that will provide childcare and learning to 45 special needs children in the project service area of Norfolk, Virginia.  This construction project will renovate 1,800 square feet of residential space and add building improvements to 3,847 of commercial space to accommodate children who have special needs.  The project will create 33 employment opportunities for TANF and low-income persons in Norfolk, Virginia.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $572,500

 

ABC Community Empowerment Community Development Corporation

Location

3301 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23508

Phone Number

757-627-6802

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0885

Grant Amount

$765,827

Project Period

9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Website

http://abyssiniachurch.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Sheridan Nelson

Project Description

ABC County Empowerment CDC proposes to develop the ABC Learning Center II Project.  This construction project will focus on the expansion of the existing 4,000 square foot building to include 3 offices, 2 classrooms and an infant room.  The project will create 35 jobs for low-income and TANF recipients.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $392,620

 

People Incorporated of Virginia

Location

1173 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone Number

276-623-9000

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1004

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.peopleinc.net/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Robert Goldsmith

Project Description

People Incorporated of Virginia (People Incorporated), will partner with Community Action Financial Institute (CAFI), an emerging Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), to create employment opportunities for low-income individuals nation-wide.  People Incorporated will provide CAFI with the resources necessary to provide technical assistance to their borrowers as they continue to establish and build their CDFI through two loans, one to capitalize lending activities for use by community action agencies and the second to operate the first of its loan funds.  This project will 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: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

 

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

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

 

Washington

Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help

Location

2100 24th Avenue South, Suite 380
Seattle, WA 98144

Phone Number

206-352-1945

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1019

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://washingtoncash.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Jorgi Knickrehm

Project Description

The Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help (CASH) will utilize CED funds to develop the Business Accelerator Project (BAP), which will develop 40 small businesses in communities surrounding Seattle, Washington.  The Business Accelerator Project will help increase economic vitality by providing a business incubator and incubator services that are focused entirely on low-income individuals, providing them with specialized technical assistance, loan funds, a retail store in which to sell products, and Individual Development Accounts to build savings. New businesses will be established that will result in 40 new, full-time jobs and help low-income individuals overcome generational poverty, unemployment, and lack of access to credit.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 52
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 40
- Funds to be leveraged: $247,522

 

West Virginia

West Virginia does not currently have any active CED grantees.

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

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4255 North 30th, Suite 1
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone Number

414-444-8213

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0998

Grant Amount

$728,750

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.nwscdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Howard Snyder

Project Description

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will finance the expansion of a high-tech manufacturing/sewing division within Jonco Industries, Inc., located in the heart of the City of Milwaukee’s “30th Street Industrial Corridor.” CED funds will allow for the creation of new manufacturing jobs at Jonco and support the purchase of equipment for an expanded manufacturing line and work stations. This project will create a multi-disciplinary job accelerator that will result in new manufacturing jobs, bring vital social services into the neighborhood, and provide a new space for high-tech and green energy research and development.  This project will create 47 new jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $2,500,000

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4255 North 30th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone Number

414-444-8213

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0979

Grant Amount

$740,402

Project Period

9/30/2011 - 9/29/2014

Website

www.nwscdc.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Howard Snyder

Project Description

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will use CED funding to expand a new, emerging green industry company known as Helios Solar Works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  NWSCDC will assist Helios Solar works with capital equipment purchases and working capital to facilitate its rapid growth as the company expands its production line and establishes additional shifts to meet new orders from solar panel installations in the United States and Europe.  Seventy-five percent of the new, full-time assembly line positions created by the project will be provided to low-income workers, who will have access to specialized training, childcare, substance abuse counseling, and life-skills orientation.  NWSCDC will work with the YWCA and the Milwaukee Workforce Investment Board to place low-income workers in the new positions.  This project will address a number of challenges that entrepreneurs and local residents have faced by replacing the manufacturing jobs that have disappeared from the two major industrial centers in the area, and will continue the positive impact that NWSCDC’s initiatives have had on the community by reducing poverty and crime and increasing employment. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $11,061,890

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4265 North 30th Street
Milwaukee, WI  53216

Phone Number

414-447-8230

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0915

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2010 – 9/29/2015

Website

http://www.nwscdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Howard Snyder

Project Description

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) proposes to make a $700,000 loan to Diamond Precision (DP), a manufacturer of high tech machine parts, to help DP expand its North American operations.  Funds will be used to renovate building space and to purchase equipment.  The project proposes to create 200 jobs, 40 of which would be for low-income persons.  

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 200
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $6,750,000

 

Wyoming

Wyoming  does not currently have any active CED grantees.