CED-HFFI Grantee Map FY 2016

 

 

 

Alabama

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

Alaska

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

American Samoa

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

Arizona

CPLC Southwest, Inc.

Location

1112 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone Number

602-257-5522

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1046

Grant Amount

$799,920

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.cplc.org

Authorizing Official

Sylvia Repozo

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: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,875,000

Arkansas

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

California

Community Services Unlimited, Inc.

Location

827 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone Number

213-746-1216

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1139

Grant Amount

$294,490

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

http://csuinc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Neelam Sharma

Project Description

Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU) will use $294,490 in CED-HFFI funding to expand CSU’s Village Market Place (VMP) social enterprise. This wholesale and retail food business focuses on increasing access to high quality, locally grown, fresh produce and other healthy foods at affordable prices. The Village Marketplace: Beyond Produce Business Expansion Project will increase the capacity of the Village Market Place to carry out business activities that go beyond selling fresh produce. The project will create 13 new, permanent, full-time jobs in the food retail, food processing, restaurant, and catering industries.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 13
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,127,900

 

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Location

1825 San Pablo, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612-1517

Phone Number

510-287-5353

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1146

Grant Amount

$750,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

http://ebaldc.org

Authorizing Official

Joshua Simon, Executive Director

Project Description

EBALDC will use a $750,000 Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI) grant to help establish a full-service grocery store within walking distance to four low-income census tracts and a U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Food Desert in West Oakland. Leveraging a total of $6,228,655 in nonfederal funds, this project will create 30 full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low-income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for low-income individuals: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $6,228,655

 

EL PAJARO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

23 East Beach Street, Suite 209, Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone Number

831-722-1224

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1135

Grant Amount

$799,363

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

http://www.elpajarocdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Ms. Carmen Herrera-Mansir

Project Description

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation (EPCDC) will use $799,363 in CED-HFFI funds to construct a new food processing and distribution facility. The facility will install equipment to add two production lines to the commercial kitchen and make improvements to the berry cooling and processing space. The project will create 32 new, full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,925,555

 

Mandela Marketplace Inc.

Location

1364 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607-2177

Phone Number

510-433-0993

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1144

Grant Amount

$360,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.mandelamarketplace.org

Authorizing Official

Dana Harvey, Executive Director

Project Description

Mandela MarketPlace (MMPlace) will use $360,000 in CED-HFFI funds to expand its capacity as an small business and social enterprise Accelerator of existing and new food enterprises in Oakland, California. MMPlace will launch and manage Ashland MarketPlace & Café accelerator in 2,141 square feet of retail space located on the ground floor of Ashland Place, an 85 unit affordable housing complex, targeting low-income residents and youth. The accelerator provides incubation and mentoring services, business start-up and expansion loans for Eden, Jellicles, and Spirit Spy Farms, Ashland Café, and 4 kiosks operated by newly launched or expanded community owned food enterprises. MMPlace is also proposing to use CED-HFFI funds to increase its existing revolving loan from $85,000 to $100,000 in federal/HFFI funds, and the leveraged $200,000 in private funds, for a total of $300,000 in loan funds available for equipment and operating capital needs for Ashland MarketPlace Businesses and the Café to hire and retain employees. The project will create 18 new full-time jobs and 5 new businesses in healthy prepared foods, grocery retail and café, 75% of these jobs will be filled by individuals with low-income. In addition to CED-HFFI funds, CHLDC will leverage $1,500,000 in public and private investment.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 13
- Total number of jobs to be created: 18
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,500,000

 

MANDELA MARKETPLACE INC.

Location

1364 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607-1111

Phone Number

510-433-0993

Grant Type

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

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

 

Poverty Solutions, Inc.

Location

3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone Number

213-325-3037

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1138

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://povsol.com/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Frank Igwealor

Project Description

Poverty Solutions, Inc. (PSI) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds to make loans to nine healthy-food businesses, such as an expansion of the Compton Tartar Farmers Market to open a mini-food hub at a location in Compton that housed a different farmers market that closed in 2005, as well as Optimal Foods, a fresh food service contractor that distributes healthy lunches to schools. Through these nine businesses, the project will create 60 new, full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 9
- Amount to be Leveraged: $254,070

 

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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

Colorado

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

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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

Connecticut

LifeBridge Community Services

Location

475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605

Phone Number

203-368-5552

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1134

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.lifebridgect.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. William Hass

Project Description

LifeBridge Community Services (LifeBridge) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds to develop Fresh2U, a produce supply and delivery enterprise, that will provide healthy and affordable fresh produce to the low-income, distressed community of Bridgeport, CT. Fresh2U will tap the food sourcing and distribution expertise and purchasing power of non-profit and private sector partners to purchase, package and distribute pre-ordered individual boxes of fresh produce in centralized locations to low income individuals residing in food deserts. The delivery sites will be convenient to large concentrations of Bridgeport’s low-income population and include public housing projects, large churches, senior centers and social service agencies located in food deserts and eligible low-income neighborhoods. The Fresh2U enterprise and related activities will create 48 new and permanent full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 48
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: 0

Delaware

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

District Of Columbia

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

Federated States of Micronesia

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

Florida

Northwest Jacksonville CDC

Location

3416 Moncrief Road, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32209-4340

Phone Number

904-598-9196

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1151

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.nwjcdc.org

Authorizing Official

Paul Tutwiler, CEO

Project Description

Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds to invest in the development of North Point Two Grocery store in Jacksonville, Florida. The neighborhood in Jacksonville this project is located is a designated food desert that lacks access to fresh, healthy food due to economic challenges, lack of transportation to grocery stores, and the absence of grocery stores in the community. The site will house 16,500 square feet of retail operations – the grocery store will be the anchor tenant. The supermarket will include a full a deli, a produce area with a specific emphasis on locally grown and organic fruits and vegetables, and prepared meals. The store will also conduct community workshops and cooking demonstrations to aid residents in making healthy food choices. The project will create 44 full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by low-income community residents.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 33
- Total number of jobs to be created: 44
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,262,500

Georgia

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

Guam

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

Hawaii

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

Idaho

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

Illinois

EMERSON PARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

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

Phone Number

618-874-1671

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1030

Grant Amount

$600000

Project Period

9/30/2013 – 9/29/2018

Website

No Website

Authorizing Official

Mr. Charles Forby

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Indiana

Englewood Community Development Corporation

Location

57 N Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201-3207

Phone Number

317-639-1541

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1148

Grant Amount

$750,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.englewoodcdc.com

Authorizing Official

David Price, Co-Executive Director

Project Description

Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) will use $750,000 in CED-HFFI funds for the Farm 365 Expansion Project to expand the existing food production business, the Farm 365, in the Near Eastside area of Indianapolis, Indiana, to increase distribution and consumption of fresh healthy affordable food. Farm 365 is expanding its business into a larger facility, which will be utilized for an urban indoor farm with new growing, production, packaging, and office space. The CED grant will allow ECDC to purchase LED lighting and hydroponic growing systems for the new facility and to fund the construction of the growing system and equipment. The proposed project will create 30 new full-time jobs, with 25 filled by individuals with low-income. ECDC will leverage $1,167,700 in additional funds.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for low-income individuals: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,167,700

Iowa

Quad Cities Food Hub Inc

Location

421 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA 52801-1136

Phone Number

563-265-2455

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1100

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.qcfoodhub.com/

Authorizing Official

Carla Jaquet

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Kansas

ARGENTINE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Location

2502 Strong Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106-2138

Phone Number

913-915-8346

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1026

Grant Amount

$617,530

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

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 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505-3162

Phone Number

502-330-3558

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1145

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.cvky.org

Authorizing Official

Lisa Chaney, Director of Program Development

Project Description

Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) will use CED-HFFI fund for a revolving loan fund with Good Foods Co-Op, a locally-owned and operated cooperative grocer in central Kentucky. Good Foods will use loan proceeds to fund the opening of a 9,000 square foot grocery store to provide healthy, affordable food options in a food desert. The loan will finance initial operating expenses. The proposed project will create 40 jobs. 75% of these jobs will be for individuals with low-income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 30
- Total number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,313,000

Louisiana

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

Maine

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

Location

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

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1079

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.ceimaine.org/

Authorizing Official

Keith Bisson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Maryland

Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.

Location

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

Phone Number

301-609-9900

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1082

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.lifestylesofmd.org/

Authorizing Official

Sandy Washington

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

MICROENTERPRISE COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

Location

100 Community Place #1529, Crownsville, MD 21032-2037

Phone Number

443-756-6406

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1034

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Ms. Mikal McCartney

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Massachusetts

Brightwood Development Corporation

Location

11-13 Hampden Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Phone Number

413-272-2375

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1131

Grant Amount

$799,698

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.partnersforcommunity.org

Authorizing Official

Mr. Heriberto Flores

Project Description

Brightwood Development Corporation (BDC) will use $799,698 in CED-HFFI funds to assist healthy food enterprises start or expand their healthy food businesses through either incubation or acceleration activities. The project will create a community kitchen that will be available to produce food products more effectively and less costly. Participants will also have access to business counseling, coaching and technical assistance through a one-stop business development and assistance center. In addition, the project will provide financial assistance to help qualified participants. BDC food industry services (food technology, sales brokerage and distribution, warehouse, etc.) will also be available to participants. The project will create or expand at least 15 businesses and create 40 new, sustainable jobs in a viable healthy foods industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 15
- Amount to be Leveraged: 0

 

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

Location

63 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301-4042

Phone Number

508-894-3203

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1084

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.bnhc.org

Authorizing Official

Susan Joss

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Location

594 Columbia Road, Suite 302, Boston, MA 02125

Phone Number

617-825-4200

Grant Type

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

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1036

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2016

Website

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

Authorizing Official

Mr. Gregg Croteau

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Michigan

Arab American and Chaldean Council

Location

363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300, Troy, MI 48084

Phone Number

248-559-1990

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1132

Grant Amount

$150,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

http://www.myacc.org/

Authorizing Official

Dr. Haifa Fakhouri

Project Description

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) will use $150,000 in CED-HFFI funds to develop a "Healthy Food Hub" and renovate a blighted property already owned by ACC. The building will house a healthy food distribution service and, in partnership with Detroit-based Forgotten Harvest, provide space for a three-seasons farmers' market and cottage industry incubator. In total, the renovated space funded through the CED-HFFI project will necessitate the hiring of 7 local residents from a socio-economically distressed neighborhood.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 7
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $855,900

 

Eastern Market Corporation

Location

2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207-4826

Phone Number

313-833-9300

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1140

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.easternmarket.com

Authorizing Official

Daniel Carmody, President

Project Description

Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds for the Detroit Farm to Freezer project. EMC will partner with at least 20 urban and rural Michigan farms to develop and market a line of co-packed, locally-grown frozen produce for large wholesale buyers such as schools, hospitals, and colleges. The project will also provide dedicated work space and specialized training to low-income food entrepreneurs ready to scale up their budding food businesses. The Detroit Farm to Freezer project will create a total of 32 new jobs, 75% of which will be for Detroit residents with low-income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 24
- Total number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $900,000

 

Eastern Market Corporation

Location

2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207-4826

Phone Number

313-833-9300

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1069

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.detroiteasternmarket.com

Authorizing Official

Daniel Carmody

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Minnesota

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Location

119 Graystone Plaza, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0623

Phone Number

218-847-3191

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1068

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.mmcdc.com/

Authorizing Official

Kevin R. Shipley

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Mississippi

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

Missouri

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

Montana

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

406-353-4350

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1080

Grant Amount

$348,703

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Dana Pyette

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Native American Development Corporation

Location

2929 3rd Avenue N, Suite 300, Billings, MT 59101-1996

Phone Number

406-259-3804

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1150

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.nadc-nabn.org

Authorizing Official

Leonard Smith, Executive Director

Project Description

Native American Development Corporation (NADC) will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED-HFFI) grant for a non-construction project to assist American Indian Communities in increasing small business ownership among Native Americans by increasing access to jobs and developing food codes on American Indian Reservations in Montana. The project will create 40 full-time jobs, 100% of which will be filled by low-income Native Americans.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 40
- Total number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Nebraska

Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation

Location

4823 S 22nd Street, Omaha, NE 68107-2704

Phone Number

402-933-4466

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1149

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.midlandslatinocdc.org

Authorizing Official

Marta Londono Mejia, Executive Director

Project Description

Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED-HFFI) grant and $1,371,654 in leveraged funds that MLCDC has secured for the project. Funds will be used to complete improvements in the Mixed Use Real Estate project, Las Americas Global Market, being developed in partnership with Community Investment Opportunities (CIO). As a result, a total of 46 new jobs will be created at an average cost of $17,391/job.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 35
- Total number of jobs to be created: 46
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 14
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,371,654

 

Omaha Economic Development Corporation

Location

2221 North 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68110-2200

Phone Number

402-346-2300

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1083

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://oedc.info/

Authorizing Official

Annette Artherton

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

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

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

YES Housing, Inc.

Location

104 Roma Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2125

Phone Number

505-923-9604

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1078

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://yeshousing.org/

Authorizing Official

Clyde "Skip" Skinner

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

New York

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Location

550 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604-2522

Phone Number

585-325-5116

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1062

Grant Amount

$748,436

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.abcinfo.org/

Authorizing Official

James Norman

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Cypess Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc.

Location

625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208-1203

Phone Number

718-647-2800

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1143

Grant Amount

$375,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.cypresshills.org

Authorizing Official

Michelle Neugebauer, Executive Director

Project Description

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc. (CHLDC), will use $370,000 in CED-HFFI funds for a commercial development project to increase access to healthy, affordable food to the Pitkin Avenue Corridor in Brooklyn, New York. This project is a part of the Sustainable Communities: East New York planning initiative led by the City of New York and funded through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. CHLDC will develop 7,290 square feet of ground floor retail space that will be occupied by a local grocery, and is part of a mixed-use project that will develop 60 affordable housing units for a total of 77,290 square feet of new construction. CHLDC is proposing to use CED-HFFI funds to provide a low-interest loan to Cypress Pitkin Berriman L.P., a CHLDC partnership entity established to develop, manage and operate the proposed residential and commercial building. The loan will allow for the development of the retail space to accommodate a grocery store, which will create 15 new full-time permanent jobs, at least 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low-income. The proposed project will also include an education component, with educational programs designed to encourage healthy food choices. In addition to CED funds, CHLDC will leverage $28,507,529 in public and private funds.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 11
- Total number of jobs to be created: 15
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $28,507,529

 

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Location

94-04 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone Number

718-291-0282

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1027

Grant Amount

$763,150

Project Period

9/30/2013 - 9/29/2018

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Todd Benenson

Project Description

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) will partner with 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 WIC and SNAP participants and other low-income residents, and will create 40 job opportunities in Queens.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 27
- Total number of jobs to be created: 36
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,100,000

 

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Location

555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

Phone Number

718-732-7501

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1141

Grant Amount

400,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.sobro.org

Authorizing Official

Phillip Morrow, President/CEO

Project Description

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) will use $400,000 in CED-HFFI funds and leverage its established partnerships with United Business Cooperative (UBC) and BORN Corp., to increase access to healthier food options and create employment opportunities. In partnership with BORN Corp., to purchase equipment to launch a cold-pressed juice bar and healthy food eatery in the South Bronx. SoBRO will also assist BORN in recruiting staff from the South Bronx community through its workforce development programs. In addition, SoBRO will assist the UBC, develop and manage a 200 square foot food concession stand at the Roberto Clemente Plaza. The concession stand will offer community health and wellness events such as healthy cooking demos and health and fitness classes and will provide a group of small, Bronx-based restaurants with technical assistance incorporating healthy menu items in the concession stand. BORN’s operations will create 6 full-time and 3 part-time jobs and UBC’s operations will create 14 full-time positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 15
- Total number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $98,752

 

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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

 

Goler Depot Street Renaissance Corporation

Location

889 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Phone Number

336-762-0595

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1137

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.golercdc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Michael Suggs

Project Description

Goler Street Depot Renaissance Corporation (GSDRC) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds to support the opening of a new social enterprise restaurant and four community programs designed to improve healthy food access for nearby residents. The restaurant will serve as an anchor in the Goler community and provide new employment opportunities, while community programs will engage residents in growing, cooking, and selling healthy food. Project funds will allow for creation of the new, full-service restaurant, an expansion of catering services, and a new retail shop. The project will create 33 full-time, permanent jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 33
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $904,657

North Dakota

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

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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

 

MidTown Cleveland

Location

5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44103-3749

Phone Number

216-391-5080

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1147

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.midtowncleveland.org

Authorizing Official

Jeff Epstein, Executive Director

Project Description

In Partnership with University Hospitals (UH), Sodexo, Hemingway Development, Wholesome Wave, and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Midtown Cleveland will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED-HFFI) grant to implement EAT Well – MidTown Cleveland Health and Wellness Collaborative to address two key social determinants of health—access to healthy affordable food, and employment. EAT Well will create 32 employment and business opportunities while contributing to community revitalization, and providing a more sustainable quality of life.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 24
- Total number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $78,000,000

 

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

Location

4205 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103-1121

Phone Number

216-881-0644

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1099

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.stclairsuperior.org

Authorizing Official

Michael Fleming

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Tremont West Development Corporation

Location

2406 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone Number

216-575-0920

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1136

Grant Amount

$742699

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

http://tremontwest.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Cory Riordan

Project Description

Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC) will use $742,699 in CED-HFFI funding to help establish a 12,600 square foot grocery store in the central Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, a designated food desert. TWDC will provide a low-interest loan to Constantino’s Market, a family-owned and operated grocery business, for build-out and start-up costs. The project will create 30 new full-time, full-year grocery jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1

- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,836,467

 

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Location

201 East Commerce Street, Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Number

330-480-0423

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1012

Grant Amount

$788,673

Project Period

9/30/2012 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://www.yndc.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. Presley Gillespie

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Oklahoma

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

Oregon

Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

503-961-6409

Grant Type

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

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

THE ENTERPRISE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

4548 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139-3610

Phone Number

215-895-4005

Grant Type

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

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

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Location

108 North Beeson Boulevard
Uniontown, PA 15401

Phone Number

724-430-3011

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1133

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018

Website

http://www.fccaa.org/

Authorizing Official

Mr. James Stark

Project Description

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. (FCCAA) will use $800,000 in CED-HFFI funds to expand the Republic Food Enterprise Center (RFEC). The RFEC will stimulate agricultural production, produce value-added products, distribute locally-grown produce and products, and develop retail outlets within food deserts throughout the region. Through the project, the RFEC will implement the region's first mobile farmers markets, which will combine the benefits of consuming healthy, fresh foods with the convenience of scheduled markets in low-income, low-access locations throughout the year. The project will also implement the region's first produce-to-door subscription service, which will serve low-income and elderly residents throughout the region. The proposed project will create 40 new jobs in new markets throughout the region.

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

- Amount to be Leveraged: $169,500

 

Hill House Economic Development Corporation

Location

1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone Number

412-392-4403

Grant Type

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

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

Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

267-777-5843

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1081

Grant Amount

$225,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.pec-cares.org/

Authorizing Official

Kira Strong

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Puerto Rico

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

Republic of Palau

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

Republic of the Marshall Islands

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

Rhode Island

Rhode Island does not currently have any active CED-HFFI grantees.

South Carolina

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

South Dakota

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

Tennessee

Conexion Americas

Location

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

Phone Number

615-320-5152

Grant Type

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

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

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

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

Utah

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

Vermont

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

Virgin Islands

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

Virginia

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

Washington

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

West Virginia

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

Location

131 Perkins Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25604-1433

Phone Number

304-768-8924

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1085

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

www.kisra.org

Authorizing Official

Michelle Foster

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Wisconsin

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

414-264-5000

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1070

Grant Amount

$650,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

http://mlk-edc.com/

Authorizing Official

Ben Johnson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

Wyoming

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

Last Reviewed: June 21, 2019

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