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CED Abstracts CED HFFI Grantees FY 2012

Published: January 3, 2013
Audience:
Community Economic Development (CED)
Category:
Current grantees, Abstracts

Grantee Name (Click on Grantees' name for more information)

City

State

 Amount 

Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.

Miami

FL

$540,000.00

Brightwood Development Corporation

Springfield 

MA

$788,673.00

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Boston

MA

$788,673.00

Madison Park Development Corporation 

Roxbury

MA

$788,673.00

Latino Economic Development Center

Minneapolis

MN

$788,673.00

Green Opportunities Inc.

Asheville

NC

$788,673.00

Economic and Community Development Institute

Columbus

OH

$788,673.00

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Youngstown

OH

$788,673.00

Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Portland

OR

$788,673.00

Hill House Economic Development Corporation

Pittsburgh

PA

$788,673.00

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation

Philadelphia

PA

$784,595.00

Conexion Americas

Nashville

TN

$788,673.00

The Works, Inc.

Memphis

TN

$788,673.00

 

Total

 

$9,999,998

 


 

 

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

 

Massachusetts

Brightwood Development Corporation

Location

2460 Main Street, Suite 112
Springfield, MA 01107

Phone Number

413-272-2299

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0992

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2015

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Mr. Heriberto Flores

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

 

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Location

594 Columbia Road, Suite 302
Boston, MA 02125

Phone Number

617-825-4200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0991

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.dbedc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Jeanne DuBois

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Madison Park Development Corporation

Location

184 Dudley Street, Suite 400
Roxbury, MA 02119

Phone Number

617-849-6225

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0996

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

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

Authorizing Official

Ms. Yun-JU Choi

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Minnesota

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

 

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

 

 

Ohio

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

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

 

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

 

 

Pennsylvania

Hill House Economic Development Corporation

Location

1901 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone Number

412-392-4403

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1007

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.hillhouse.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

The 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

 

Tennessee

Conexion Americas

Location

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

Phone Number

615-320-5152

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE0978

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.conexionamericas.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Renata Soto

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

The Works, Inc.

Location

1471 Genesis Circle
Memphis, TN 38106

Phone Number

901-946-9675

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1005

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.theworkscdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Curtis Thomas

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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