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CED-HFFI Grantees FY 2013

Published: February 6, 2014
Audience:
Community Economic Development (CED)
Category:
Current grantees, Abstracts

2013 CED-HFFI GRANTS

Applicant City ST Award
Tohono O'odham Community Action Sells AZ $300,000
Mandela MarketPlace Inc. Oakland CA $400,000
Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance Modesto CA $800,000
Emerson Park Development Corporation East St. Louis IL $600,000
Argentine Neighborhood Development Association Kansas City KS $617,530
Community Ventures Corporation Lexington KY $800,000
Brightwood Development Corporation  Springfield MA $800,000
United Teen Equality Center, Inc. Lowell MA $800,000
Microenterprise Council of Maryland Crownsville MD $800,000
Latino Economic Development Center Minneapolis MN $760,000
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation  Jamaica NY $763,150
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) Bronx NY $472,833
Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Springfield OR $400,000
The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation Philadelphia PA $784,853

 

ARIZONA

Tohono O'odham Community Action

Location

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

Phone Number

520-383-4966

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1033

Grant Amount

$300,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.tocaonline.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Tristan Johnson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

CALIFORNIA

Mandela MarketPlace Inc.

Location

1364 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607-1111

Phone Number

510-433-0993

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1028

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.mandelamarketplace.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Dana Harvey

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

Location

1010 10th Street Suite 1400
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone Number

209-567-4985

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1035

Grant Amount

$800000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://stanalliance.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. William Bassitt

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

ILLINOIS

Emerson Park Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

618-874-1671

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1030

Grant Amount

$600000

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2018

Website

No Website

Authorizing Official

Mr. Charles Forby

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Brightwood Development Corporation

Location

11-13 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103-0000

Phone Number

413-272-2200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1025

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.partnersforcommunity.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Heriberto Otero

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

MARYLAND

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

 

MINNESOTA

Latino Economic Development Center

Location

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

Phone Number

612-724-5336

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1031

Grant Amount

$760,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.ledcmetro.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Ramon Romero

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

NEW YORK

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

718-291-0282

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1027

Grant Amount

$763,150

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://gjdc.org/

Authorizing Official

CFO Todd Taibleson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)

Location

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

Phone Number

718-732-7501

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1024

Grant Amount

$472,833

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.sobro.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Phillip Zapata

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

OREGON

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)

Location

212 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477-5370

Phone Number

541-345-7106

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1032

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://www.nedcocdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Claire Seguin

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

PENNSYLVANIA

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation

Location

4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3610

Phone Number

215-895-4005

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1029

Grant Amount

$784,853

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

http://theenterprisecenter.com/cdc/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Della Landis

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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