CED Map Current Grantee Locations FY 2019

Alabama

Alabama does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Alaska

Alaska does not currently have any active CED grantees.

American Samoa

American Samoa does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Arizona

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc

Location

1046 E Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85037

Phone Number

602-257-5522

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1173

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.cplc.org

Authorizing Official

Sylvia Rebozo, Sr. Grant Developer

Project Description

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), a non-profit CDC headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona will use $800,000 in CED fund to help support the creation and expansion of small successful manufacturing companies and create 40 new, permanent, full-time jobs with an average federal investment of $20,000 per job in the cities of Phoenix and Tucson Arizona. Seventy-five percent of these new jobs will be designated for eligible low-income workers residing in the target areas. The viability of CPLC’s approach to equity investment is in utilizing its own in-house loan underwriting analysis based on sound business models, and supporting market research and strong investment experience.

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: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

International Sonoran Desert Alliance

Location

400 West Vananda Avenue, Ajo, AZ 85321

Phone Number

520-349-6121

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1161

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.isdanet.org

Authorizing Official

Tracy Taft, Executive Advisor

Project Description

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) will use $500,000 in CED funds for a construction project to expand the guest room capacity, add public bathrooms, and improve the grounds of the Sonoran Desert Conference Center. ISDA will also invest in expanding the staffing of the conference center. Expanding the guest room and staffing capacity of the Sonoran Desert Conference Center will result in 20 new positions: 15 full-time jobs and 5 new business enterprises. More than 75% of these positions will be obtained by low-income community residents.

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: 6
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Arkansas

Arkansas does not currently have any active CED grantees.

California

 

Community Services Unlimited, Inc.

Location

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

Phone Number

213-746-1216

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1222

Grant Amount

$540,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

http://csuinc.org/

Authorizing Official

Heather Fenney, Associate Director

Project Description

Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU) will use $540,000 in CED funds to support the expansion of the Village Market Place (VMP) food hub in South Central Los Angeles, California. CED funds will provide the start-up capital necessary to expand staffing and capacity to support the expansion of the VMP social enterprise, which will operate a café and market inside the food hub. CED funds will also support the creation of the Equitable Small Business Incubator (ESBI) program, which will provide technical assistance and mentorship services to businesses within the food hub. The project will create 27 new, full-time jobs in the food retail, food processing, restaurant, catering, and urban agriculture industries, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income. Low-income individuals in these jobs will receive financial literacy training through a partnership with financial institutions and support enrolling in government-funded nutrition and healthcare programs, including CalFresh and Covered California.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 20
- Number of jobs to be created: 27
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Community Services Unlimited, Inc.

Location

827 West 34th Street, 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

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 VMP 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

Phone Number

510-287-5353

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1214

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

http://ebaldc.org

Authorizing Official

Joshua Simon, Executive Director

Project Description

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to make low-interest loans to Restore Oakland and to COLORS Oakland, both in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California. Restore Oakland is a new community hub offering education, empowerment, and advocacy with and for low-income and disadvantaged persons, and COLORS Oakland is a full-service restaurant, which will serve as a job-creating anchor social enterprise in the community. The loans will cover construction expenses for the Restore Oakland offices and the restaurant. The project will create at least 32 new, full-time positions with low barriers to entry, at least 24 of which will be filled by individuals with low income. The jobs will include critical on-the-job training and professional development opportunities to give employees opportunities for advancement within the organization and beyond.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 24
- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $14,718,421

 

 

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 individuals with low income: 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

 

Enterprise Plus Economic Development Center

Location

1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 300, Fresno, CA 93721

Phone Number

520-349-6121

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1154

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Authorizing Official

Brian Angus, Chief Executive Officer

Project Description

Enterprise Plus Economic Development Center, Inc. (EPlus) will use $800,000 from the Community Economic Development Program to make available to its affiliate – Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI) – through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Fresno CDFI will deposit the CED funds into a separately managed revolving loan fund to invest in businesses that demonstrate the need for capital; present a comprehensive, viable business plan; and have the capacity and commitment to hire low-income individuals into positions with growth potential that lead to self-sufficiency. At least 40 new, permanent, full-time jobs will be created during the project period as a result of Fresno CDFI’s investments, at a federal investment per job of $20,000. At least 75% of these jobs will be filled by eligible low-income individuals residing in the project area – California’s Central Valley.

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: 6
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

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

www.elpajarocdc.org

Authorizing Official

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

 

La Cocina

Location

2948 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone Number

415-824-2729

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1206

Grant Amount

$750,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.lacocinasf.org

Authorizing Official

Jessica Mataka, Development Manager

Project Description

La Cocina will use $750,000 in CED funds for the build-out of a Municipal Marketplace, which will serve as a below-market rent retail space for eight food service businesses in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, California. La Cocina will purchase and install equipment and supplies needed for the Municipal Marketplace to offer seven food services business owners and La Cocina’s own wholly owned social enterprise food business a space to launch and expand the businesses. La Cocina will also provide industry-specific technical assistance in marketing, production, operations, and finance to the businesses using the facility. The project will create 30 new, full-time jobs in the restaurant and food service industries, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 23
- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 8
- Amount to be Leveraged: $345,000

 

Main Street Launch

Location

2101 Webster Street, Suite 1200, Oakland, CA 94612-3011

Phone Number

510-763-4297

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1192

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.mainstreetlaunch.org

Authorizing Official

Jen Leybovich, SVP - Strategy and Development

Project Description

Main Street Launch will provide low-interest loans to five emerging restaurants that will help to fill the gap in the neighborhood’s scarce food economy within downtown Oakland, California. This project will revitalize 13,000 square feet of vacant land known as Uptown, which once provided the City of Oakland with cultural and culinary restaurants and a booming economy. Due to multiple closures of dining spaces in Uptown, a substantial number of jobs were lost, resulting in a shortage of food-based establishments and an increase in commercial vacancies. In addition to the loans, Main Street Launch will provide individualized technical assistance to the borrowing restaurants. The revitalization of this once “culinary hub” will create a total of 40 full-time jobs.

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: 4
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Mandela Marketplace Inc.

Location

1364 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607-2177

Phone Number

510-433-0993

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1184

Grant Amount

$683,200

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.mandelamarketplace.org

Authorizing Official

Dana Harvey, Executive Director

Project Description

Mandela MarketPlace, Inc. (Mandela), will provide business accelerator support to three existing and two new community-owned businesses in West Oakland, California. Funds will be used to provide space in a business with a prime anchor retail location at below market rent; accelerator and mentoring assistance to launch two new businesses and expand three existing businesses; and expand a current revolving loan fund to provide immediate business expansion loans. The new commercial space will house a larger space for an existing grocery store located down the street (Mandela Grocery), a larger site for an existing produce aggregation and distribution business (Mandela Foods Distribution), the Pharmacy & Wellness Center (a new site for an existing center), and an extension of a community credit union (Self-Help Trust Credit Union). It will also house two new local start-ups–a florist and a juice bar. As a result, this project will address the high poverty and unemployment rates within West Oakland and provide a fresh food distribution hub to a low food access community. A total of 35 full-time jobs will be created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 26
- Total number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,200,000

 

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 four 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

 

Mission Economic Development Agency

Location

2301 Mission Street, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94110-1900

Phone Number

415-282-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1200

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

medasf.org

Authorizing Official

Jillian Spindle, Chief Operating Officer

Project Description

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) will provide business acceleration services and access to capital to support enterprises in the fields of childcare, hair care, residential and commercial cleaning, and retail located in San Francisco, California. MEDA’s approach to the project includes six primary components: 1) business acceleration technical assistance services; 2) access to capital through a revolving loan fund; 3) ongoing financial coaching and support for business owners; 4) connection to wrap around support services for employees; 5) social benefits coaching to ensure businesses are creating jobs that benefit employees/communities; and 6) access to commercial real estate through MEDA’s Community Real Estate program. MEDA’s efforts will create 40 full-time jobs and strategically addresses numerous personal and community barriers faced in the city, including a lack of living wage job opportunities for low-income Latinos, a lack of access to capital and financing for disadvantaged business owners, and an absence of supportive services for business owners and the newly employed.

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: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $545,811

 

Mission Economic Development Agency

Location

2301 Mission Street, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone Number

415-282-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1168

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

medasf.org

Authorizing Official

Jillian Spindle, Director of Development

Project Description

MEDA, in partnership with La Cocina, will use $800,000 in CED funds to create 40 new jobs through providing business acceleration services, a commercial kitchen incubator, and a revolving loan fund to food businesses poised for expansion in San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods that employ low-income individuals.

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: 8
- Amount to be Leveraged: $723,942

 

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)

Location

1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1475, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone Number

213-353-3982

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1177

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

http://pacela.org

Authorizing Official

Kerry Doi, President and CEO

Project Description

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) will use $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services (OCS) to purchase an equity position in Gryphon Sentry, Inc. PACE will use the grant to buy 29% equity ownership, 290 shares of common stock, in Gryphon Sentry, Inc., which will create at least 26 new, living wage jobs with benefits and career ladders in the professional services/technology sector. At least 80% (20) of the jobs created will be for low-income, TANF eligible workers.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 20
- Total number of jobs to be created: 26
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $170,000

 

 

Partnership for Environmental Progress

Location

2850 Womble Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone Number

619-674-8222

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1229

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.sdpep.org

Authorizing Official

Dawn Diskin, Executive Director

Project Description

Partnership for Environmental Progress (PEP) will use $760,416 in CED funds to make a loan to Manzana Energy, Inc. in San Diego, California. Manzana Energy specializes in the development of green sector projects, including solar energy systems, biomass or fuel technologies, and the deployment of synthetic turf athletic fields. The capital from the loan will allow Manzana Energy to expand its green business operations by purchasing new equipment and finalizing licensing and staff training. The project will create 67 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 50
- Number of jobs to be created: 67
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,720,000

 

Partnership for Environmental Progress

Location

2850 Womble Road  #100-508, San Diego, CA 92106-6037

Phone Number

619-674-8222

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1199

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.sdpep.org

Authorizing Official

Dawn Diskin, Executive Director

Project Description

The Partnership for Environmental Progress (PEP) will provide a loan to Uprise Energy, an energy efficiency solutions manufacturer, in San Diego, California. Experienced area business leaders formed Uprise Energy because of the development of an internationally patented technology that dramatically reduces the cost of wind power generators. The company will not only employ community residents, but offer clean, environmentally friendly energy solutions to even the most remote locations. The loan will support operating expenses, including inventory, sales, signage, and supplies. Through partnerships with a local TANF agency and ResCare Workforce Services (part of San Diego Workforce Partnership), low-income individuals will fill the positions created. The project will create 120 livable wage, full-time jobs in the renewable energy industry. The skills gained on these jobs will be transferable to the electronics, construction, and renewable energy industries.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 90
- Total number of jobs to be created: 120
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,600,000

 

The East Los Angeles Community Union

Location

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

Phone Number

323-721-1655

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1153

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

http://telacu.com

Authorizing Official

Jose Villalobos, Senior Vice President

Project Description

TELACU will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development grant from the Office of Community Services and an additional $9,760,625 in leveraged funds to support an industrial development project that will create 32 new full-time permanent jobs in the warehousing and distribution industry, of which at least 75% will be filled by low-income individuals. The project will focus on the redevelopment of an outdated building in the TELACU Industrial Park that will be used to accommodate a logistics company that is outgrowing its current space. This project will create quality jobs with competitive starting wages, wage growth opportunities through step increases, advancement opportunities, benefits such as health insurance, paid holidays, sick pay, and a 401k plan.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $9,760,625

 

Valley Economic Development Center

Location

5121 Van Nuys Boulevard, Third Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91403-1498

Phone Number

818-834-0577

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1198

Grant Amount

$585,600

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

vedc.org

Authorizing Official

Alex Guerrero, Chief Development Officer

Project Description

Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) will create the Los Angeles Harbor Entrepreneur Business Accelerator (LAHEBA) program, which will provide business accelerator services to businesses in the food services and green manufacturing industries in Van Nuys, California. LAHEBA will provide one-on-one business counseling, technical assistance, workshops on a variety of business topics, and access to up to $2 million in loans from VEDC’s existing loan pools. The two initial businesses to be served include, RCO, Inc., which will grow its rubber product manufacturing business, and Est. 1977 Group, which will open Pappy’s Seafood. Additionally, LAHEBA will provide accelerator assistance to other businesses to promote the growth of businesses in the food service and green technology sectors. This project will create 30 full-time, full-year jobs, 75% of which will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Valley Economic Development Center

Location

5121 Van Nuys Boulevard, Third Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91403

Phone Number

818-907-9977

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1178

Grant Amount

$778,574

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.vedc.org

Authorizing Official

Roberto Barragan, President and CEO

Project Description

Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), a 501c3 nonprofit in Los Angeles, CA will use $800,000 under the Community Economic Development (CED) Program for a 3-year grant to create 40 new, permanent, full-time jobs in the food services, manufacturing and transportation industries. A minimum of 75% of these positions will be designated for eligible low-income workers. VEDC is one of the largest nonprofit business development organizations in California, offering direct micro and small business loans, as well as SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans.

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: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0.00

 

Valley Economic Development Center

Location

5121 Van Nuys Boulevard, Third Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91403

Phone Number

818-907-9977

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1074

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.vedc.org

Authorizing Official

Roberto Barragan, President and CEO

Project Description

The Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) will use CED funds to support the expansion of Pacoima Entrepreneur Business Accelerator (PEBA), a professional meeting space and entrepreneur resource center located within the Pacoima Entrepreneur Center, a new 13,897 square foot community facility opening in the Pacoima community of Los Angeles. VEDC will complete build-out and tenant improvements of PEBA and offer area small business owners with access to a complete “one-stop” small business management experience and meeting space for client interactions within the community in which they live and work. VEDC will also make available lending capital through VEDC’s $25 million loan fund to borrowers. These activities will help businesses sustain financial growth and bring new, full-time jobs to an area with extremely elevated poverty and unemployment rates and a well-documented lack of economic opportunity. Through this project, four businesses will create a minimum of 40 new jobs in an area that has poverty and unemployment rates above both California and national levels.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Funds to be leveraged: $1,000,000

 

Colorado

Colorado does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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

Connecticut

Northeast Neighborhood Partners, Inc.

Location

410 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Phone Number

646-797-4381

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1159

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Authorizing Official

Roseanne Haggerty, President

Project Description

Northeast Neighborhood Partners, Inc. will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant and an additional $4,348,517 from state, local, and other governmental grant to convert the Swift Factory campus into a complex of health care, industrial food production, healthy food innovation, and a mix of tenant properties. As a result, the project will create 68 jobs, 51 of which will provide full-time employment for low-income individuals, representing a ratio of $11,765 per position.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 51
- Total number of jobs to be created: 68
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $4,348,517

Delaware

Delaware does not currently have any active CED grantees.

District Of Columbia

Latino Economic Development Corporation of Washington, DC

Location

641 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone Number

202-540-7412

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1225

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.ledcmetro.org

Authorizing Official

Marla Bilonick, Executive Director

Project Description

The Latino Economic Development Center of Washington, DC (LEDC) will use $700,000 in CED funds to provide loans to four existing food businesses in Washington, DC. The loans will provide the necessary capital and technical assistance to expand operations, increase revenue, and stimulate job creation. The four businesses include Swizzler, a food truck that serves gourmet styled hot dogs; Republic Cantina, a Czech-Texan style restaurant; Bad Saint, a Filipino style restaurant; and DC Dosa, an authentic South Indian restaurant. In addition to the loans, each business will also be provided with small business development technical assistance and financial management support and will be connected with workforce development and food industry training partners to fill the newly created positions within each business. The project will create 80 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 60
- Number of jobs to be created: 80
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Latino Economic Development Corporation of Washington, DC

Location

641 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone Number

202-540-7412

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1172

Grant Amount

$400,000.00

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.ledcmetro.org

Authorizing Official

Marla Bilonick, Executive Director

Project Description

The Latino Economic Development Corporation of Washington, DC (LEDC) will use $400,000 in CED funds in a micro-lending job creation project to invest in three small business owners with startup and expansion capital. The project will create 27 full-time positions, of which 75% will be filled by individuals with low-income. LEDC will 1) collaborate with aspiring and existing small business owners, 2) provide $100,000 loans to up-and-coming business owners to collaborate with workforce development partners to fill positions created, 3) provide borrowers with technical assistance and financial management support, and 4) connect borrowers with workforce development and food industry training partners. The new businesses and jobs will help participants achieve greater self-sufficiency and contribute to neighborhood revitalization in Washington, D.C.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 21
- Total number of jobs to be created: 27
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Federated States of Micronesia

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

Florida

Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.

Location

1907 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610-8253

Phone Number

813-231-4362

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1203

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.cdcoftampa.org

Authorizing Official

Ernest Coney, Chief Executive Officer

Project Description

The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa) will provide a loan to Sawna Growers, Inc. to renovate a once vacant facility in Tampa, Florida. This project will include fresh food wholesale, full-service retail, and a distribution center. Along with remodeling and renovating, CDC of Tampa will use funds for co-development, community marketing, job recruitment, and training for new hires. This project will address the rise in unemployment, improve access to healthy food in a low-access community, and will reduce commercial vacancies in the area. It will create a total of 59 full-time, full year positions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 44
- Total number of jobs to be created: 59
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $5,460,000

 

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 where 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 grantees.

Guam

Guam does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Hawaii

Pacific Gateway Center

Location

723-C Umi Street, Honolulu, HI 96819-2390

Phone Number

808-851-7010

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1098

Grant Amount

$730,659

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.pacificgatewaycenter.org

Authorizing Official

Tin Thein

Project Description

The Pacific Gateway Center (PGC) will use CED funds to construct a certified kitchen for agricultural processing, value-added products, and start-up culinary businesses in the village of Kunia, part of the larger Leilehua community, a rural area in central Oahu in the City and County of Honolulu. This project, Sustainability Through Agriculture (STA), will provide start-up support for new agricultural enterprises and serve as a springboard for generating agri-tourism related jobs in a rural community in the County of Honolulu. PGC will provide assistance to immigrants and others to start-up new agricultural enterprises and increase performances of the existing farming businesses and food production enterprises. STA will help farmers, processors and food entrepreneurs by providing needed physical infrastructure and culturally and linguistically tailored educational services to the clients, creating both on-farm and off-farm jobs. This project will create at least 40 job opportunities in a rural low-income community on Oahu.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $0

Idaho

Idaho does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Illinois

The Resurrection Project

Location

1818 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Phone Number

312-763-3228

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1221

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

http://resurrectionproject.org

Authorizing Official

Mirna Holton, Chief Development Officer

Project Description

The Resurrection Project (TRP) will use $760,416 in CED funds to make an equity investment in Do Right Services Company (Do Right), a maintenance and landscaping company and wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of TRP, located in Chicago, Illinois. This investment in Do Right will support operations, business development, and employee recruitment, which will lead to expanded operations and help the company secure a growing share of the commercial property maintenance business in the area. The project will create 52 new, full-time positions, 50 of which will be entry-level facilities maintenance and landscaping jobs. A minimum of 75% of the total positions created will be designated for eligible low-income individuals with a focus on residents of Chicago neighborhoods with populations that are predominantly low-income and experiencing high rates of poverty and unemployment.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 39
- Number of jobs to be created: 52
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $300,000

 

Indiana

Begin Again Community Development Corporation

Location

2125 North German Church Road, Indianapolis, IN 46229

Phone Number

 317-891-3318

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1208

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

http://newbindy.org

Authorizing Official

Timothy Jackson, Chief Operations Officer

Project Description

Begin Again Community Development Corporation (BACDC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to provide a loan to Kingdom Kids Daycare, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. The funds will be used for equipment and working capital to support the expansion of the daycare. The additional equipment and staff will create childcare slots to enroll students from the 40-person waiting list as well as provide safe, reliable transportation services for children. This project seeks not only to create new jobs and provide living wages for individuals with low income, but also accommodate the high-demand for affordable, quality childcare in the community. The project will create 40 jobs with wages and benefits that will allow the employees to grow professionally and gain the experience and skills that are in high demand in the childcare industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 30
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $80,000

 

Englewood Community Development Corporation

Location

57 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201-3207

Phone Number

317-639-1541

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1201

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

englewoodcdc.com

Authorizing Official

Susan Adams, Board President

Project Description

The Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) will provide two below-market loans to expand two existing businesses, TWG Management and Jefferson Electric, in Indianapolis, Indiana. TWG Management will utilize the loan to build office space. Jefferson Electric will use the loan to purchase equipment needed to outfit and hire employees. The project will create a total of 31 high-quality full-time jobs through the East Washington Street Promise Zone Business Expansion Project.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 31
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,469

 

Englewood Community Development Corporation

Location

57 North 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 23 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 individuals with low income: 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

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

57 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Phone Number

317-639-1541

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1123

Grant Amount

$779,050

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.englewoodcdc.com

Authorizing Official

David Price, Co-Executive Director

Project Description

Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) will use $779,050 in CED funds to provide a loan to the fire suppression business 360 Services. The business plans to move into the Koweba Manufacturing Center after the completion of the building’s comprehensive renovation. The Koweba Center will provide 53,400 sq. ft. of space that will be leased by 360 Services to meet the demand for additional manufacturing space This project will create 35 new, permanent, full-time jobs with 27 jobs being created for low-income project area residents.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $546,000

 

Insight Development Corporation

Location

1919 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone Number

317-261-7181

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1160

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.indyhousing.org/about/insight-development-corp

Authorizing Official

Bruce Baird, President

Project Description

Insight Development Corporation (Insight) is constructing a large, mixed-use development called The Pratt Commercial Center and will use funding from the Office of Community Services (OCS) for the development of the Commercial Center portion of the project. The Pratt Commercial Center will develop 12,000 square feet of commercial/retail space that is projected to produce 32 full-time permanent positions, 26 of them targeted for low- income persons.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 26
- Total number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $620,000

 

King Park Development Corporation

Location

1704 Bellefontaine Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone Number

371-924-5055

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1175

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.kingpark.org

Authorizing Official

Steven Meyer, Executive Director

Project Description

King Park Development Corporation (King Park) will use $800,000 in CED funds to make at least three below market loans to at least one business and two developers in Indianapolis, Indiana. The business, Best Chocolate in Town, is a local business looking to expand its space. The developers, Riley Area Development Corporation and TWG Development are looking for restaurants to fill their commercial spaces. The loans will be used to purchase equipment and fund small build out items. A total of at least 40 full-time jobs in the restaurant industry will be created by the three loans and at least 75% or 30 of the jobs will be filled by low-income residents. King park will also leverage $476,424 in funds for this project.

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: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $476,424.14

Iowa

Iowa does not currently have any active CED grantees

Kansas

ARGENTINE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Location

2502 Strong Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106

Phone Number

913-915-8346

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1112

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Authorizing Official

Ann Brandau Murguia

Project Description

Argentine Neighborhood Development Association (ANDA) will use $500,000 in CED funds for the construction of an accessible, green, anchor building, which will house a Dunkin' Donuts franchise. Dunkin’ Donuts has committed to a long-term community investment, contingent upon the construction of the site. The project will leverage $383,493 in local funding and will create 20 full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $383,493

 

Argentine Neighborhood Development Association

Location

2502 Strong Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106-2138

Phone Number

913-915-8346

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1093

Grant Amount

$730,125

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Authorizing Official

Ann Brandau Murgui

Project Description

Argentine Neighborhood Development Association (ANDA) will use CED funding to construct an accessible and community-centered building to house a food franchise. The new building will house Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, which will increase sustainable employment opportunities, healthier food choices, and economic revitalization.  The construction of the food franchise will provide accessible, healthier and affordable “fast food” options in the Argentine, Kansas community. The project will leverage $20,000 in local grant funding and will create 29 permanent positions. 

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 29
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $20,000

 

Stafford County Economic Development

Location

210 East 3rd Courthouse Annex, P.O. Box 233, Saint John, KS 67576-2034

Phone Number

620-549-3527

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1188

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.staffordecodevo.com

Authorizing Official

Carolyn Dunn, Executive Director

Project Description

Stafford County Economic Development (SCED) will acquire a previously developed land parcel and facilitate the development of a 14,000 square foot supermarket in the food desert area of Saint John, Kansas. This facility will include a full-service grocery store including delicatessen and convenience items, pharmacy, fuel station, and community meeting area. Residents will have access to healthy food items in a once vacant food desert created in 2016 by the closure of its only grocery store. SCED will also partner with Stakeholder Task Force and Workforce One, to address the barriers to employment for underserved and isolated residents, improve local employment options, and provide opportunities for training, language assistance, childcare, and upward mobility in career paths. SCED will create 31 full-time jobs in a stable and viable industry, making it one of the largest employers in the target area and a significant contributor to the local economic base.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 31
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,994,000

Kentucky

Community Ventures Corporation

Location

1450 North 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, and 75% of the 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

 

Kentucky Highlands Community Development Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40744

Phone Number

 606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1211

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.khic.org

Authorizing Official

Brenda McDaniel, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Project Description

Kentucky Highlands Community Development Corporation (KHCDC) will use $760,416  in CED funds to provide a low-interest loan to Grace Community Health Center (Grace Health) to support its relocation and expansion in London, Kentucky. The loan will provide the capital needed for Grace Health to relocate to a larger facility and add primary care to school-based health centers. The relocation will allow Grace Health to increase and better serve its patients, including helping pregnant women address substance abuse issues. A portion of the loan will help to increase the number of Grace Health’s school-based health centers by 25. This project addresses the needs of the Kentucky Highlands community by creating jobs for low-income individuals and providing quality healthcare in an economically distressed area. The project will create 40 new, full-time healthcare jobs that will provide livable wages, benefits, and advancement opportunities, and 75% of the positions will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 30
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $6,588

 

Kentucky Highlands Community Development Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40744-8212

Phone Number

606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1180

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.khic.org

Authorizing Official

Brenda McDaniel, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Project Description

The Kentucky Highlands Community Development Corporation (KHCDC) will provide a loan to Senture, LLC to support the expansion of a high growth contact center and data management business in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The investment will provide working capital that is critical to help meet the needs of a recently acquired contract, resulting in high demand for services and a workforce need. As a part of this project, KHCDC and Senture will partner with Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union to develop and manage the Senture Employee Hardship Loan Program, financed by private, non-CED funds. This program will provide credit repair services as part of the employment intake process and financial literacy workshops and counseling to employees. Additionally, they will partner with the Human/Economic Appalachian Development Corporation to provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, including helping eligible households access the Earned Income Tax Credit. Senture will create 40 full-time jobs as contact center representatives and benefits will include wage growth and advancement opportunities, paid leave, and health and welfare benefits.

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: $150,588

 

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Location

362 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40743

Phone Number

606-864-5175

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1152

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.khic.org

Authorizing Official

Brenda McDaniel, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Project Description

KHIC will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant with an additional $6,327 in private funds for a business expansion project that will serve two low-income rural counties in the Appalachian region of southeastern Kentucky. CED funds will be used to make a low-interest loan to a manufacturing company that produces military tent and shelter systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. This expansion will result in a total of 40 full-time jobs, 30 of which will be filled by low-income individuals.

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: $6,327

 

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

606-677-6000

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1176

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.southeastkentucky.com

Authorizing Official

Brett Traver, Executive Director

Project Description

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) will use an OCS Community Economic Development grant to establish a revolving loan fund and provide an $800,000 loan to Highlands Diversified Services, Inc. (HDS). The term of the loan will be seven years at a fixed interest rate of 2%. Loan funds will be used for working capital to expand its manufacturing operations in Jackson and Laurel counties, Kentucky and create 40 full-time jobs for low-income individuals at a cost of $20,000 per job. Starting pay will be $10.00 per hour plus benefits. Highlands Diversified will provide $800,000 of private funds for additional working capital. The total cost of the project is $1,600,000.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $821,958

Louisiana

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Inc.

Location

16148 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone Number

 504-525-2505

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1228

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/28/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.gchp.net

Authorizing Official

Kathleen Laborde, President and CEO

Project Description

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership (GCHP) will use $760,416 in CED funds to rehabilitate and redevelop Odyssey House Louisiana’s (OHL) Tonti Campus, in New Orleans, Louisiana. OHL is a nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider focused on addiction recovery and substance abuse treatment. CED funds will be used in conjunction with other leveraged funds to provide a loan to OHL to reconstruct the Tonti Campus facility, a historic facility, to increase exam rooms and efficiency of operations. This expansion will allow OHL to increase the number of low-income patients served each month from 900 to 2,100. This project will address the community’s need for employment opportunities and behavioral health care services for substance abuse and addiction. This project will create 32 new, full-time healthcare jobs, 24 of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 24
- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $9,200,000

 

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Inc.

Location

1614B Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone Number

504-525-2505

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1090

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.gchp.net

Authorizing Official

Kathleen Laborde

Project Description

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership Inc. (GCHP) will use CED funds to support the Hotel Reconcile project in the second Gulf Coast Housing Partnership and Reconcile New Orleans partnership development. Hotel Reconcile is a partnership development, capitalizing on the experience, industry expertise, and resources of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership (real estate development) and Reconcile New Orleans (workforce development) to create a high-quality, extended-stay hotel that also functions as a second Reconcile workforce training site for the New Orleans and greater metropolitan area hotel industry. The historic landmark structure, locally known as the German Schoolhouse, will be substantially renovated, resulting in Hotel Reconcile, a $22 million community impact real estate development located in Central City, New Orleans. GCHP will provide financing to the Hotel Reconcile project to advance Hotel Reconcile’s construction. Once complete, Hotel Reconcile, will serve as a workforce training site for accelerated hotel industry training and placement of program participants, creating 32 full-time positions in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $21,581,000

 

Maine

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Location

36 Water Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone Number

207-504-5870

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1212

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.ceimaine.org

Authorizing Official

Mark Wrenn, Fund Accountant

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will use $600,000 in CED funds to provide a loan to Junora LTD, a manufacturing start-up, in Brunswick, Maine. The loan to Junora LTD will be used for working capital, additional equipment purchases, and leasehold improvements. CEI will use its partnerships and resources to connect individuals with low income to the newly created jobs as well as maximize training opportunities and supportive services for employees. The project will create 30 new, full-time positions, 23 of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 23
- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Location

36 Water Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone Number

207-504-5870

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1171

Grant Amount

$760,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.ceimaine.org

Authorizing Official

Keith Bisson, Senior Vice President

Project Description

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will invest a $760,000 revolving loan to support the Maine Quality Businesses and Quality Job Initiative to help grow small businesses in the food/fish production and distribution industries in rural Maine. CEI will make initial investments in and provide workforce assistance to three businesses: an aquaculture business, and a vegetable processing and distribution company. The businesses will create 38 livable wage, full-time jobs, 29 which will be filled by individuals with low-income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 29
- Total number of jobs to be created: 38
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Maryland

HISTORIC EAST BALTIMORE COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION, INC.

Location

1212 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

Phone Number

443-524-2800

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1105

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.hebcac.org

Authorizing Official

Edward Sabatino

Project Description

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc. (HEBCAC) will use $800,000 in CED funds to support the construction of City Seeds-Baltimore Food Enterprise Center. City Seeds is a shared use commercial kitchen facility that is designed as a close collaboration between HEBCAC, which is responsible for the design and construction of the facility, and Humanim, another east Baltimore nonprofit responsible for the operations of the facility once built. City Seeds will 1) create jobs for low income individuals through its support of emerging and expanding food-related businesses, and 2) attract new investment in the local food economy further increasing employment opportunities for low income people in the community. The financial resources needed for this project (above the amount of this grant request) are in place, the site has been secured, and we are making use of a financing structure that includes other federal funding sources. Over the five years of the grant period, we expect to create in excess of 144 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 144
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,580,000

 

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-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

13 Morris Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone Number

443-756-6406

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1157

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Authorizing Official

Mikal McCartney, Executive Director

Project Description

The Microenterprise Council of Maryland will use $800,000 in Community Economic Development (CED) funds to provide a loan to a natural alkaline spring water distributor with operations based in Baltimore and springs in Maryland and West Virginia. The loan will be used to purchase equipment and will result in the creation of 47 jobs in manufacturing, assembly, sales, and administration with salaries starting at $11.50. Over $807,000 in funding has already been mobilized for this project.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 36
- Total number of jobs to be created: 47
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded:1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $807,435

 

MICROENTERPRISE COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

Location

13 Morris Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone Number

443-756-6406

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1124

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Authorizing Official

Mikal McCartney, Executive Director

Project Description

Microenterprise Council of Maryland (MCM) will use $800,000 in CED funds for the development of a 19,500 square foot organic grocery store in Baltimore, Maryland. The grocery store will anchor a major development project that includes retail and housing in this once thriving community. It is located along a major corridor and at a site easily accessible by the immediate and local communities. The company’s expansion will create 54 jobs in manufacturing, assembly, sales, and administration.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 54
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $807,000

Massachusetts

 

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation

Location

56 Warren Street, Suite 200, Roxbury, MA 02119-3236

Phone Number

617-427-3599

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1181

Grant Amount

$488,000

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2022

Website

nuestracdc.org

Authorizing Official

David Price, Executive Director

Project Description

The Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation (Nuestra) will provide a loan to Barlett B NMTC, LLC to support a major development project on a former brownfield site located in the heart of one of most impoverished neighborhoods in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Funds will support the build-out of a new 86,000 square foot building comprised of 12,150 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will revitalize a low-income neighborhood by replacing a vacant, blighted property with new mixed-income rental housing (including 38 affordable housing units) and a quality grocery store, Good Food Market, which will provide needed goods and services. Through the commercial growth and expansion of this once vacant site, Nuestra will reduce the high poverty and crime rates in this area. This project will create at least 20 full-time, full year jobs with living wages and benefits comprised of payroll taxes, health insurance, family and medical leave, 401K retirement, and transit benefits.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $32,355,825

 

United Teen Equality Center, Inc.

Location

35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Phone Number

978-441-9949

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1166

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.utec-lowell.org

Authorizing Official

Gregg Croteau, Executive Director

Project Description

UTEC, Inc. will use a $700,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant to expand its mattress recycling enterprise, create a sewing enterprise (bedding), and develop an early childhood center. UTEC will create 28 new jobs, 21 of which will be dedicated for low-income workers, while also growing to serve more target youth, and creating additional jobs to support this.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 21
- Total number of jobs to be created: 28
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Whittier Street Health Center Committee, Inc.

Location

1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120-3432

Phone Number

617-989-3230

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1061

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.wshc.org

Authorizing Official

James Lee

Project Description

Whittier Street Health Center Committee, Inc. (WSHC) will use CED funds to provide a low-interest loan to its non-profit subsidiary, Whittier Street Health Center Realty Corporation, for the creation of the Whittier Medical Fitness Center. Healthworks Community Fitness, a nonprofit organization that provides discounted fitness services in low-income communities of Boston, will be the Medical Fitness Center operator. The 6,800 square foot Whittier Medical Fitness Center will be open to all area residents to encourage and create a more comprehensive community of wellness. The Center will specifically address major health disparities for low-income patients, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension and depression, which are particularly prevalent among residents of public housing. An additional $525,000 in funds will be used to create the Center. This project will create a total of 20 new, full-time, permanent jobs in the high-growth health care industry, which will enable low-income individuals to achieve self-sufficiency.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $525,000

Michigan

Arab American and Chaldean Council

Location

363 West 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

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1069

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.detroiteasternmarket.com

Authorizing Official

Daniel Carmody, President

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. 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

Hmong American Partnership

Location

1075 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-3213

Phone Number

651-495-1557

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1202

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.hmong.org

Authorizing Official

Bao Vang, President and CEO

Project Description

The Hmong American Partnership (HAP) will support Nourishing the Economy, an initiative to expand their hospitality services through the start-up of a new restaurant, Tapestry Restaurant, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Tapestry Restaurant will be a new Asian fusion restaurant located along a major commercial street in Saint Paul. The jobs created from this project will meet the employment needs of the rapidly growing immigrant and refugee population in the community, especially in the expanding Southeast Asian community. It will provide employment opportunities to the immigrant population in Saint Paul, helping immigrants overcome employment barriers, including lack of job skills and experience, low educational attainment, access to transportation, and mental and chemical health issues related to traumatic experiences as a refugee and immigrant. The project will create 40 full-time jobs within the hospitality industry for low-income residents of the East Side and Frogtown neighborhoods of Saint Paul, a Promise Zone.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for low-income individuals: 40
- Total number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Hmong American Partnership

Location

1075 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Phone Number

651-495-1507

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1164

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.hmong.org

Authorizing Official

Bao Vang, President and CEO

Project Description

Hmong American Partnership will use $800,000 for its Fueling the Economy Project; an initiative to expand its social enterprise, HAP Transportation. The project will create 40 permanent jobs within the Transportation Industry for low-income residents of the East Side and Frogtown neighborhoods of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The federal investment per job is $20,000.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,000,000

 

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Location

119 Graystone Plaza, Suite 100, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3034

Phone Number

218-847-3191

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1195

Grant Amount

$488,000

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2022

Website

www.mmcdc.com

Authorizing Official

Kevin Shipley, President

Project Description

The Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) will provide a low-interest loan to Red Lake Retail, LLC, to finance a portion of the development costs for a new retail center on the Red Lake Reservation in Northwest Minnesota. This retail space will include Red Lake Trading Post (a tribally owned grocery store), a Subway restaurant, a convenience store, and a laundromat. This project will a revitalize a low-income area and a once vacant property will host a tribally owned business that will offer needed goods and services, including affordable healthy foods. A total of 39 full-time jobs with livable wages, benefits, and advancement opportunities will be created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for  individuals with low income: 29
- Total number of jobs to be created: 39
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $10,393,367

 

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Location

119 Graystone Plaza, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0623

Phone Number

218-847-3191

Grant Type

Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-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 its 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

Oak Hill Regional Community Development corporation

Location

1775 Memphis Street, Suite B, Hernando, MS

Phone Number

 662-292-3584 ext. 3585

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1215

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.oakhillcdc.org

Authorizing Official

Michael Minor, Executive Director

Project Description

Oak Hill Regional Community Development Corporation (OHRCDC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to develop a commercial enterprise center in Southaven (Desoto County), Mississippi. OHRCDC will enlist an experienced property development firm (Beruk Properties, Inc.) to develop the property, and funds will be used to provide loans to tenant businesses for operations, equipment, and furnishings and to provide technical assistance to the developing businesses. Identified tenants for the commercial enterprise center are a gas station, barbershop, community market, and home health care aid contractor. The commercial enterprise center will offer co-marketing and provide property management services, including signage, landscaping, and cleaning. OHRCDC will also facilitate employee screening, training, and hiring assistance to make sure that individuals with low income benefit from the creation of these new jobs and career opportunities in the community. The project will create 42 new, full-time positions for area residents, at least 75% of whom will be low-income, effectively starting them on a path toward self-sufficiency.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 32
- Number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,700,000

Missouri

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

Location

2130 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, MO 64108-2116

Phone Number

816-221-3442

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1204

Grant Amount

$312,320

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

kchedc.org/hedc

Authorizing Official

Pedro Zamora, Executive Director

Project Description

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) will provide loans to two small, minority-owned businesses in Kansas City, Missouri. These loans will act as the growth capital needed to accelerate the growth of the engaged businesses, allowing them the financial flexibility to purchase the assets to scale production and ultimately provide them with a competitive edge in the marketplace. The first loan will be provided to EKC Custom Cabinets, LLC, a custom cabinetry company, which will use the funds to purchase commercial real estate that will function as the business’ work and showroom space. The second loan will be to Enye Publishing, LLC, a publisher/internet strategy company, which will use funds to hire a content creator/designer and business consultant/account executive, expanding its capacity to assist local entrepreneurs with creating and maintaining a digital presence on the internet, including social media. In addition to providing the loans, HEDC is partnering with several local social service organizations to provide comprehensive technical assistance to these small businesses and recruit TANF recipients and other low-income individuals to fill the new positions that will be created through this project. A total of 16 full-time jobs will be created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 12
- Total number of jobs to be created: 16
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation

Location

1023 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63106-0000

Phone Number

314-533-2411

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1194

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2022

Website

www.justinepetersen.org

Authorizing Official

Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez, Chief Operating Officer

Project Description

The Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation (JPHRC) will support the construction of Justine Petersen (JP) Greencubator, a comprehensive, community-driven economic development project that will help small businesses in the impoverished area near the north side of St. Louis, Missouri. The JP Greencubator will house the following food-related start-ups and green companies: Good Life Growing, an aquaponics facility; STL Metromarket, a healthy foods market; Green Power STL, a renewable energy firm; and City Farm STL, a farm that grows and sells microgreens and herbs to local restaurants. This project will create 32 full-time jobs and restore a distressed urban area into a thriving community.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $303,950

 

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 Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI)

Grant Number

90EE1080

Grant Amount

$348,703

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

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

 

Lake County Community Development Corporation

Location

407 Main St SW, Ronan, MT 59864

Phone Number

 406-676-5901

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1210

Grant Amount

$499,983

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.lakecountycdc.org

Authorizing Official

Gypsy Ray, Executive Director

Project Description

Lake County Community Development Institute (LCCDC) will use $499,983 in CED funds to renovate portions of the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center (MMFEC), a shared-use food processing facility in Ronan, Montana. These funds will be used to purchase the equipment and technical support needed to expand MMFEC and four of its manufacturing and marketing business clients. Along with improvements to the MMFEC facility, the funds will assist in hiring and training new employees in all five businesses. The project will result in the creation of 25 positions, 20 of which will be filled by individuals with low income. The newly created positions will include benefits and opportunities for career growth through coursework and on-the-job training opportunities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 20
- Number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 5
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Montana Community Development corporation

Location

229 East Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Phone Number

 406-728-9234

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1213

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.mtcdc.org

Authorizing Official

Dave Glaser, President

Project Description

Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to finance a below-market-rate loan to Capitol Distributing Inc. (CDI), a family-owned and operated grocery distribution company, in Caldwell, Idaho. The CED and leveraged funds will fund the construction of a new building that will double the size of CDI’s current facility by adding a large commissary for food preparation and expanding distribution space to increase CDI’s customer base. Part of the funds will be used by MCDC to recruit low-income individuals in Caldwell, Idaho to fill the positions in the new CDI facility. The project will create 32 new, full-time jobs that include a comprehensive benefits package as well as access to financial literacy counseling and onsite English as a Second Language and General Education Degree classes.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 24
- Number of jobs to be created: 32
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $38,170,000

 

Montana Community Development Corporation

Location

229 East Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4423

Phone Number

406-728-9234

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1196

Grant Amount

$779,678

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

mtcdc.org

Authorizing Official

Dave Glaser, CEO

Project Description

The Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC), will provide a below market rate loan to Mercantile Investors, LLC, an experienced hotel developer, to replace a condemned building with a new hotel in the heart of downtown Missoula, Montana. The hotel will catalyze economic development and provide wealth building opportunities for individuals living in the surrounding impoverished areas of Missoula. MCDC will also provide services for financial literacy, project management, credit building services for hotel employees, and partner with local organizations to recruit low-income individuals and TANF recipients for the new jobs. As a result, a total of 32 full-time positions will be created in the hotel industry with comprehensive benefits such as paid time off, health and dental insurance, and 401K retirement plans.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $37,162,900

 

Montana Community Development Corporation

Location

229 East Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Phone Number

406-728-9234

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1163

Grant Amount

$796,639

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.mtcdc.org

Authorizing Official

David Glaser, CEO

Project Description

Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC) will use a $796,639 Community Economic Development (CED) grant and an additional $24,150,000 secured through private funds to make a below market rate, non-recourse loan to Neptune Aviation Services, an aviation services company, which is looking to expand its services to meet growing demand. As a result, the project plans to create 32, permanent, full-time positions, 24 of which will be filled by individuals with low income, at the cost of $24,894 per job.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $24,150,000

Native American Development Corporation

Location

2929 Third 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

Native American Development Corporation

Location

2722 Third Avenue North, Suite 250, Billings, MT 59101-1988

Phone Number

406-259-3804

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1096

Grant Amount

$739,160

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.nadc-nabn.org/

Authorizing Official

Leonard Smith

Project Description

The Native American Development Corporation (NADC) will use CED funds to recapitalize its existing revolving loan fund. NADC currently provides loans to American Indian businesses to combat pervasive poverty and unemployment among Native Americans in Montana and Wyoming. The loans provided will increase small business ownership among Native Americans by increasing access to capital, increasing private sector jobs and salaries, and offering affordable credit and sustainable loan programs to Native American small businesses. The NADC revolving loan fund will support two Native American businesses, the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority (NCTHA), which will construct a food incubator that will house small companies and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Council (NATC), which directs an information technology subsidiary, Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries (NATI), to develop, fund and build high capacity, high density broadband communication services for residential and business subscribers located adjacent to its current service area. NATC will expand this system to upgrade the current service provided to the residents. This project will create 40 full-time jobs, 75% of which will be provided to low-income Native Americans.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Funds to be leveraged: $906,600

Nebraska

Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation

Location

4823 South 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)

Grant Number

90EE1197

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/30/2020

Website

oedc.info

Authorizing Official

Annette Artherton, Research and Development Director

Project Description

The Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) will provide a loan to North End Teleservices (NET), a global provider of multi-channel contact center services, in Omaha, Nebraska. This loan will allow NET to expand its operational capacity to serve more clients and, as a result, will create new jobs in a contact center, an emerging high growth industry sector. These positions will have the potential for career advancement and to build income levels necessary for households to acquire assets. This project will create 39 full-time jobs for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 39
- Total number of jobs to be created: 39
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

OMAHA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

2221 North 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68110

Phone Number

402-346-2300

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1108

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

http://oedc.info/

Authorizing Official

Annette Artherton

Project Description

Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) will use $800,000 to develop the North Omaha Agricultural Hub (NOAH), an advanced technology food manufacturing hub and agribusiness center. NOAH is a for-profit subsidiary solely owned by OEDC. This hub will create locally grown food product lines, a distribution chain, and a centralized brand of value-added products to satisfy regional consumer marketing opportunities. Investment of CED funds will allow NOAH to purchase and install a series of the MVGS grow systems. Funds will also be used to install two geothermal greenhouses to enhance the local market availability of citrus and other types of fruits. As NOAH expands, 46 living wage, career path positions will be created.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 46
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $897,683

 

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 - 9/29/2019

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 30 new jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 15
- Funds to be leveraged: $400,000

Nevada

Chicanos por la causa, Nevada, Inc.

Location

1046 East Buckeye Road, Las Vegas, NV 85037

Phone Number

 602-257-5522

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1218

Grant Amount

$759,650

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.cplc.org

Authorizing Official

Rupert Ruiz, President

Project Description

Chicanos Por La Causa, Nevada, Inc. (CPLC-NV) will use $759,650 in CED funds to provide a low-interest loan to Higher Ground Produce, a hydroponic greenhouse and processing operation located in the rural town of Pahrump (Nye County), Nevada and serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area. This investment will provide Higher Ground Produce the capital necessary to open a new processing facility in Pahrump and accelerate the expansion of the existing business model. As part of this effort, CPLC-NV will provide other supportive services to Higher Ground Produce employees, including financial literacy programming. Additionally, NyE Communities Coalition, a workforce development agency in southern Nevada, will provide education, training, and retention services to support job stability and encourage self-sufficiency for the newly hired employees. The project will create 40 new, full-time positions, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 30
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not currently have any active CED grantees.

New Jersey

New Jersey does not currently have any active CED grants.

New Mexico

Capacity builders, Inc.

Location

414 West Broadway, Farmington, NM 87401

Phone Number

 505-326-4245

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1220

Grant Amount

$759,780

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.capacitybuilders.info

Authorizing Official

Kenneth Pin, Executive Director

Project Description

Capacity Builders, Inc. will use $759,780 in CED funds to support the Community Development of Transportation (CDOT) initiative, which will open two new locations of Lou Go’s, a service that provides taxi and non-emergency medical transport options to residents in San Juan County, New Mexico. With the two new locations, Lou Go’s will expand its service area to McKinley County, New Mexico, and Montezuma County, Colorado. CED funds will contribute to administrative support and staffing, the purchase of six used vehicles, vehicle insurance and maintenance, rent for the two new locations, and other expenses. The project will create 40 new, “fast-track to employment” positions for individuals with low income as taxi drivers, non-emergency medical transport drivers, and dispatchers in the tri-county service area. Job candidates will participate in 3-6 hours of training to prepare for the jobs in which they will be placed, and once hired, participants will take part in weekly trainings to build employability skills and financial literacy.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 40
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $87,810

New York

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Location

550 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604-2522

Phone Number

585-325-5116

Grant Type

Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-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

 

Business Outreach Center Network, Inc.

Location

85 South Oxford Street, Floor 2, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone Number

718-624-9115

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1158

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.bocnet.org

Authorizing Official

Nancy Carin, Executive Director

Project Description

The Business Outreach Center Network will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant and will partner with Wash Cycle Laundry (WCL) founded in 2012, in collaboration with the workforce development system and community partners to create 42 new jobs in Philadelphia County at a cost of $19,048/job. The BOC Anchor Economic Development Project is a non-construction project that involves a $300,000 equity investment supporting the expansion of WCL.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 32
- Total number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $221,776

 

CypRess 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

 

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Location

555 Bergen Avenue, Third 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, and 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 to 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 in 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

 

North Carolina

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 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.golercdc.com

Authorizing Official

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

 

NORTHWESTERN HOUSING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED

Location

869 NC-105, Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

828-264-6683

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1119

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Authorizing Official

Edward Fowler

Project Description

Northwestern Housing Enterprises Incorporated (NHE) will use $800,000 in CED funds to capitalize a loan to Mount Jefferson Child Development Center, Inc. (MJCDC, Inc.). MJCDC, Inc. is the largest provider of child development services in Ashe County. The loan will be used toward the development of a new 12,400 square foot child development center to replace the aging current facility. In addition to lending funds, NHE will act as the project developer on behalf of MJCDC, Inc. The new development will allow MJCDC, Inc. to significantly increase its services. In particular, MJCDC, Inc. will expand child care services to meet the needs of second and third shift employees in the market. Currently, there are no licensed child care centers providing second and third shift child care services. This project will create 34 new, full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 34
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $656,000

 

North Dakota

North Dakota does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Ohio

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

Location

7201 Kinsman Rd., Cleveland, OH 44104-6148

Phone Number

216-341-1455

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1088

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

http://dev.bbcdevelopment.org/

Authorizing Official

Joy Johnson

Project Description

Burten, Bell, Carr Development (BBC) will use CED funds to develop the Iceberg Project, a venture to support low-income construction workers and entrepreneurs in the construction industry. The first component of the project, the worker pipeline, will manage the intake of job seekers, conduct skills and needs assessments, channel individuals to and through programs and services, and support job readiness. Then, through the entrepreneurial support services component, BBC will provide government contract compliance services to contractors responsible for hiring low-income and minority workers. This part of the Iceberg Project will serve as a stabilizer and launch pad for different businesses. Finally, the project pipeline will be actualized through a construction business, which will sustain the growth created through the other arms of the project. This project aims to create 45 jobs, 34 of which will be for low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 45
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Funds to be leveraged: $696,173

 

Economic and Community Development institute

Location

1655 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Phone Number

 614-559-0115

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1207

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.ecdi.org

Authorizing Official

Inna Kinney, Founder and CEO

Project Description

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will use $760,416 n CED funds to launch the Scaling Entrepreneurs Job Creation Initiative in Columbus, Ohio. CED funds will be used to: transform an existing warehouse space into a fully functional space for wholesale food businesses called the Food Hub; to complete the renovation and implement the kitchen and office space design plans; and provide a loan to Harvest Pizzeria for equipment and labor wages needed to develop its wholesale pizza product. The project will create 35 new, full-time positions, 27 of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 27
- Number of jobs to be created: 35
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Economic and Community Development Institute

Location

1655 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219-0000

Phone Number

614-559-0115

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1182

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.ecdi.org

Authorizing Official

Inna Kinney, CEO and Founder

Project Description

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will launch the Growing Entrepreneurs Initiative by providing loans to three different locally owned businesses in Columbus, Ohio. This initiative will holistically address significant barriers that community food-based business owners face related to business financing and incubation services. The first of the three businesses, Cultivate, a new business incubator, will use innovative technology to develop local, sustainable food production through urban agriculture and provide efficient food distribution. The second business, Refuge, will be a fast-casual restaurant featuring a rotating menu of Lebanese cuisine. This third business, MMELO, is an existing, European-style artisanal confectioner business in need of working capital to meet significant growth in recent sales volume. With expertise in small business development, ECDI will also work with Cultivate, Refuge, and MMELO to create business development plans that will overcome personal barriers common with business ownership. This project will create a total of 39 full-time jobs and support Columbus’ most economically distressed inner-city neighborhoods.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 29
- Total number of jobs to be created: 39
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Economic and Community Development Institute

Location

1655 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Phone Number

614-559-0115

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1142

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.ecdi.org

Authorizing Official

Inna Kinney, Founder and CEO

Project Description

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will use an $800,000 grant for a construction Community Economic Development (OCS CED) grant to launch the Supporting Food Entrepreneurs, Sustaining Communities Initiative. This initiative will holistically address major barriers food-based business owners face, in terms of business financing, training, and incubation services, resulting in the creation of 41 full-time jobs over 5 years at an average cost of $19,500 per job. At least 31 of the jobs will be filled by individuals living at or below 125% of the poverty level, including TANF-eligible recipients and noncustodial parents living in Columbus, Ohio.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 32
- Total number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 2
- Amount 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

 

northeast ohio hispanic center for economic development

Location

2511 Clark Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone Number

216-281-4422

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1216

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.hbcenter.org

Authorizing Official

Jenice Contreras, Executive Director

Project Description

Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (dba Hispanic Business Center) will use $760,416 in CED funds to create El Mercado, a culturally-based public market, in “La Villa Hispana” (Hispanic Village), located within the Clark Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. CED funds will be used for renovation of the space to accommodate El Mercado, as well as personnel in the first year. The project will transform a vacant factory into 48,352 square feet of space for 21 food entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs providing services. El Mercado businesses will have access to capital, receive culturally appropriate and linguistically relevant training, and be partnered with mentors. El Mercado will also house additional offices and retail for other small businesses, organizations serving the community, a restaurant, and a commercial kitchen. The project will create 60 new, full-time positions, 45 of which will be filled by recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 45
- Number of jobs to be created: 60
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 21
- Amount to be Leveraged: $2,890,000

 

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, 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

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

 

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership

Location

170 N Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481

Phone Number

330-599-9275

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1174

Grant Amount

$225,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.tnpwarren.org

Authorizing Official

Matt Martin, Executive Director

Project Description

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) will use $225,000 in Community Economic Development (CED) funds, the majority of which will be used for construction of the Community Workshop, which will house the program. The project will create nine new jobs, 75% of which will be filled by low-income individuals. The program will provide low- and moderate-income Warren residents with training in renovation, deconstruction, post-demolition lot greening, and vacant property maintenance in order to stabilize the city’s vacant and blighted properties, mitigate the impacts of blight, and create homeownership opportunities.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 7
- Total number of jobs to be created: 9
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $4,800

 

Oklahoma

Kiamichi Opportunities Incorporated

Location

405 North 16th Street, Hugo, OK 74743

Phone Number

580-326-7549

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1165

Grant Amount

$500,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Authorizing Official

William Smith, Executive Director

Project Description

Kiamichi Opportunities will use a $500,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant to construct an additional sheltered workshop facility in Pushmataha County. The new facility would house a contract for the packaging of dry food products and would create 20 new jobs, of which a minimum of 75% would be filled by low-income workers.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Oregon

adelante mujeres

Location

2030 Main Street, Suite A, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Phone Number

 503-992-0078

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1205

Grant Amount

$450,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.adelantemujeres.org

Authorizing Official

Bridget Cooke, Executive Director

Project Description

Adelante Mujeres will use $450,000 in CED funds to develop a shared-use commercial kitchen and launch the Adelante Mujeres’ Food-Based Business Incubator Program in Forest Grove, Oregon. CED funds will be used to purchase and install equipment in the shared-use commercial kitchen to serve the needs of local food-based businesses. The Food-Based Business Incubator Program will offer low-income Latino microbusiness entrepreneurs technical and financial training and kitchen use. The multi-week training courses will offer participants necessary skills to succeed as food entrepreneurs. Together, these strategies will grow 11 businesses, which will use the shared-use commercial kitchen and will be supported by the Food-Based Business Incubator Program. The project will create 20 permanent, full-time positions in the rural food entrepreneurship industry.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 15
- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 11
- Amount to be Leveraged: $63,352

 

Community lendingworks

Location

212 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Phone Number

541-345-0446

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1224

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.communitylendingworks.org

Authorizing Official

Mackenzie Karp, Grants and Communications Manager

Project Description

Community LendingWorks (CLW) will use $760,416 in CED funds to make an equity investment to support the start-up or expansion of four businesses in the food and beverage industry in Lane and Clackamas counties, Oregon. CLW is a subsidiary of former CED grantee, Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO), created to provide lending and credit services to support community economic development efforts. CLW will partner with NEDCO to invest in locally-owned businesses to create living wage jobs and contribute to local and regional community economic development and revitalization strategies. The four businesses to be assisted with CED funds include Hope & Vine, a social enterprise bar and events venue; the River Road Market, a natural food market; Claim 52 Brewery, a woman-owned brewery and pub; and Claim 52 Canning, a business that will allow Claim 52 Brewery to can its product for taprooms and other retail stores. In addition to providing equity capital to these four businesses, CLW will also provide business support services to enable the businesses to execute their start-up or expansion plans. The project will create 40 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 30
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 4
- Amount to be Leveraged: $6,889

Pennsylvania

Bridgeway Capital, Inc.

Location

707 Grant Street, Suite 1920, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone Number

412-201-2450

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1156

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.bridgewaycapital.org

Authorizing Official

Mark Peterson, President & CEO

Project Description

Bridgeway Capital will use $800,000 of Community Economic Development (CED) funds to renovate a 21,000 square foot floor within a manufacturing building. They have also leveraged additional funds from the R.K. Mellon Foundation and PNC Bank for this project, which will result in the creation of 44 positions, 32 of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 32
- Total number of jobs to be created: 44
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $7,887,137

 

East Liberty Development, Inc.

Location

6101 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone Number

412-361-8061

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1065

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.eastliberty.org

Authorizing Official

Laelene Myers

Project Description

East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI) will use CED funds to support the East Liberty Transit Center Project, which is part of a large transit-oriented development and public-private effort that will replace a blighted 4.2 acre site with a major mixed-use commercial and residential development, parking and bicycle facilities, pedestrian friendly walkways, and access points to a repositioned East Liberty Busway Station. The project will be the final and key phase of the Eastside Project, a master-planned revitalization strategy to transform 16 acres of distressed land in East Liberty through a partnership between ELDI, the City of Pittsburgh, and The Mosites Company. ELDI will make a low interest loan to Eastside III TOD, LLC, the master tenant and developer, which will use the loan for tenant improvements that are necessary to secure quality tenants and job creation for low-income individuals.  ELDI will create at least 56 new full-time, permanent jobs, and fill at least 75% of the jobs with low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 56
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $122,959,257

 

Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation

Location

325 North 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4656

Phone Number

267-777-5843

Grant Type

Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-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 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 that 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 more than 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

 

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

90EE1155

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.theenterprisecenter.com

Authorizing Official

Della Clark, President & CEO

Project Description

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED) grant for its Performance Equity Initiative to Accelerate Small Business Job Creators. The projects plans to leverage an additional $397,047 in funding and create 40 full-time, full-year jobs in the professional services/construction and health/education service industries.

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: 2
- Amount to be Leveraged: $397,047

 

Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc.

Location

226 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601-3234

Phone Number

724-834-1260

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1183

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

westmorelandca.org

Authorizing Official

Tay Waltenbaugh, Chief Executive Officer

Project Description

Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc. dba Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) will expand a reuse and recycling firm, American Architectural Salvage, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Funds will be used for site upgrades and furnishings, initial operating expenses, sales, signage, supplies, and technical assistance. This funding will close the final gap in financing needed by WCA to ensure operations can be fully expanded. This project will revitalize the distressed community by increasing opportunities for livable wage employment and promoting stronger environmental outcomes. It will hire hard-to-employ community members including single mothers, noncustodial parents, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, and other low-income persons. The project will create 43 full-time jobs with benefits including full medical, dental, and retirement plans as well as Social Security contributions.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 32
- Total number of jobs to be created: 43
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $3,727,356

Puerto Rico

Proyecto Matria, Inc. (MATRIA)

Location

31 Jiménez Sicardó Street, Padilla El Caribe, Caguas, PR 00725-3763

Phone Number

787-704-2222

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1185

Grant Amount

$585,600

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.proyectomatria.org

Authorizing Official

Amárilis Pagán-Jiménez, Executive Director

Project Description

Proyecto Matria, Inc. (MATRIA) will support the start-up and development of the Micro-Franchises Businesses for Women under the trade name The Arepa Chic: Pasionarias (Arepa Bar) in Puerto Rico. The project includes the production and sale of arepas, a traditional food in Puerto Rico, in the primary site as well as in mobile units located at strategic points. The project will create a total of 29 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be for low-income individuals, specifically low-income women who are the heads of households and survivors of domestic or gender violence.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for low-income individuals: 22
- Total number of jobs to be created: 29
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Rhode Island

Rhode Island does not currently have any active CED grantees.

South Carolina

Metanoia

Location

2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405-7874

Phone Number

843-529-3014

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1187

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/1/2020

Website

pushingforward.org

Authorizing Official

Bill Stanfield, CEO

Project Description

Metanoia will develop a 24-hour childcare center at St. Matthew Baptist Church in North Charleston, South Carolina. Funds will be used to allow Metanoia to move forward with the site build-out by purchasing equipment, furniture, and fixtures for the facility. This 24-hour childcare center will meet the needs of late-night shift workers in local hospitals, first responders, retail workers, manufacturing port/maritime industries, and others with atypical work schedules. Metanoia will address high costs of childcare and ensure that low-income community residents have opportunities to earn livable wages, develop their careers, and live healthy lives. This project will create 42 full-time jobs. Each position will provide career growth potential and the skills gained will be transferable to early child development and education programs within the childcare industries.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for  individuals with low income: 32
- Total number of jobs to be created: 42
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $467,800

 

METANOIA

Location

2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

Phone Number

843-529-3014

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1118

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

pushingforward.org

Authorizing Official

Rev. Bill Stanfield

Project Description

Metanoia Community Development Corporation (Metanoia) will use $800,000 in CED funds to provide a loan to a custom light manufacturing company, The Urban Electric Company, in North Charleston. This investment will bring viable, livable wages and full-time employment to the community by providing access to critically needed jobs and providing benefits to the environment. Further, the jobs provide opportunities for employees to gain meaningful employment with substantial career growth opportunities. The project will create 52 permanent full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 52
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,300,0000

Williamsburg enterprise community commission, inc.

Location

2104 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree, SC 29556

Phone Number

843-255-9070

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1223

Grant Amount

$434,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Authorizing Official

Charles Garner, Chairman

Project Description

The Williamsburg Enterprise Community Commission, Inc. (WECC) will use $434,000 in CED funds to implement the WECC Business Development project, which will provide a loan to WasteZero, an environmental waste reduction manufacturer, in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The revolving loan will finance the purchase of state-of-the-art machinery and equipment necessary to expand WasteZero’s production, printing, packing, and material handling capacity. WECC will partner with the Williamsburg County Development Corporation (WCDC), a community development corporation with several years of experience in economic and business development in the community, to implement the project. The project will create 22 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 17
- Number of jobs to be created: 22
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,280,000

 

South Dakota

Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation

Location

104 Ash Street East, Sisseton, SD 57262-1908

Phone Number

605-698-7654

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1191

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

growsd.org/growsd

Authorizing Official

Kimberly Lorensberg, CFO

Project Description

The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC), dba GROW South Dakota, will provide a working capital loan to Dakota Provisions, a state-of-the-art turkey processing company in Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota. This loan will allow Dakota Provisions Turkey Processing Plant to hire and train additional staff needed to provide a new ready-to-eat food line of lean meat turkey products. NESDEC will also provide technical assistance in the areas of business plan development, marketing education, financial statement analysis, and other areas that will help the owner succeed. This project will create 40 new, full-time jobs.

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: $34,400,000

Tennessee

Tennessee does not currently have any active CED grantees

Texas

Christian Association of Social Enterprises

Location

13135 Champions Drive, Ste 211, Houston, TX 77069-3223

Phone Number

832-706-2771

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1186

Grant Amount

$503,616

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.nationsync.org/about

Authorizing Official

Renae Johnson, Executive Director

Project Description

The Christian Association of Social Enterprises (Association) will create an equity investment fund to invest in three social enterprises in Houston, Texas. The first business it will invest in is their hybrid for-profit social enterprise venture, NationSync Corporation. Additionally, the Association will offer a social enterprise incubator/technical assistance program that includes leveraging other loans to sustain job creation efforts for two growth-oriented social enterprise business start-ups in the community. Businesses with a social mission that enter this program will receive a business address, postal mail handling, telephone answering, and access to a private office for meetings. Engaged businesses will also have access to low interest loans through LiftFund and Woodforest National Bank’s $210 million Small Business Administration and community investment loan platform. The three companies will create 25 full-time jobs in the general business management industry, 75% of which will be filled by low-income individuals in the high poverty and high unemployment communities of the near Northwest Management District in Houston.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 19
- Total number of jobs to be created: 25
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $626,000

 

Covenant Community Capital Corporation

Location

3300 Lyons Avenue, Suite 203, Houston, TX 77020-8254

Phone Number

713-223-1864

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1193

Grant Amount

$439,200

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

community-wealth.org/content/covenant-community-capital

Authorizing Official

Stephan Fairfield, CEO

Project Description

Covenant Community Capital (Covenant) will provide a loan to Grace Freight to expand its business in Houston, Texas. Grace Freight will transport construction and steel material freight in the Texas region. Funds will be used for start-up working capital and will result in the creation of new entry level jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals in the logistics and transportation industry. Covenant will also provide services through its Community Asset Building program, which will offer financial coaching to allow Grace Freight employees to save for their future needs. This unique partnership will address a range of needs faced by many formerly incarcerated individuals such as limited employment options, inconsistent sources of income, a lack of stable living conditions, and many social stigmas associated with being formerly incarcerated. This project will create 24 full-time, full-year jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 18
- Total number of jobs to be created: 24
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

Utah

Utah does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Vermont

Vermont does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Virgin Islands

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

Virginia

Virginia does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Washington

RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Location

24 South Third Avenue, P.O. Box 9492, Yakima, WA 98902

Phone Number

509-453-5133

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1227

Grant Amount

$400,000

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.rcdr.biz

Authorizing Official

Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director

Project Description

The Rural Community Development Resources, Inc. (RCDR) will use $400,000 in CED funds to establish a revolving loan fund to finance six new or expanding businesses and agricultural entrepreneurs in Franklin, Grant, and Yakima counties in Washington State. The revolving loan fund will provide access to affordable capital needed by the businesses, enabling them to start-up or expand operations. RCDR will partner with South Central Workforce Development Council, Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to provide career training and job placement programs to support the businesses creating new jobs. Through these partnerships, low-income individuals will have access to case management, training in job readiness skills, job placement services, job coaching, and other services. The project will create 20 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 15
- Number of jobs to be created: 20
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 6
- Amount to be Leveraged: $219,454

 

Ventures (formerly Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help)

Location

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

Phone Number

206-352-1945

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1170

Grant Amount

$615,735

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.venturesnonprofit.org

Authorizing Official

Brittany Kirk, Associate Director

Project Description

The primary objective of the Ventures’ Ecommerce Business Acceleration (EBA) project is to generate new full-time, living wage self-employment positions for 31 low-income individuals over the 3-year project period. The project will focus on business acceleration activities designed to expand microbusinesses into full-time revenue-generating enterprises that can compete in today’s high tech consumer environment. The project will specifically help participants improve efficiencies in online marketing, e-commerce, and professionalism in the public sphere.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 31
- Total number of jobs to be created: 31
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 25
- Amount to be Leveraged: $181,903

West Virginia

Coalfield Development Corporation

Location

P.O. Box 1133 312 Hall Street, Wayne, WV 25570-0000

Phone Number

304-501-4755

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1189

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.coalfield-development.org

Authorizing Official

Brandon Dennison, CEO

Project Description

The Coalfield Development Corporation (Coalfield) will create Regear Appalachia, a wholly-owned subsidiary business in Wayne, West Virginia. Regear Appalachia will provide freight transportation, logistical support, hauling of recyclables and disposables, vehicle maintenance and repair, and automobile refurbishment and resale. Coalfield will purchase equipment and provide working capital to cover wages and costs associated with the business until sustainability is achieved by year three. The project will result 40 full-time, full-year jobs for individuals in three persistent poverty counties (Lincoln, McDowell, and Mingo).

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: $120,000

 

Coalfield Development Corporation

Location

312 Hall Street, Wayne, WV 25570

Phone Number

304-501-4755

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1162

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.coalfield-development.org

Authorizing Official

Brandon Dennison, CEO

Project Description

Coalfield Development Corporation will use a $800,000 CED grant to create a business known as Refresh Appalachia, which will be a wholly owned subsidiary business expected to produce 40 full-time permanent jobs. The new business has already attracted $150,000 in committed grant funding and Coalfield has committed $25,000 to the new businesses. The core business will be a food hub that aggregates and processes food sources from farmers participating in an existing regional network, earning revenues through wholesale, retail and direct-to-consumer channels.

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: $120,000

 

COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

P.O. Box 1133, Wayne, WV 25570

Phone Number

304-501-4755

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1117

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.coalfield-development.org

Authorizing Official

Brandon Dennison, CEO

Project Description

Coalfield Development Corporation (CDC) will use $800,000 in CED funding to launch Reclaim Appalachia, which will focus on deconstructing older buildings with no further economic life. Reclaim Appalachia will hire low-income people living in three distressed counties (Wayne, Mingo, and Lincoln) to deconstruct area buildings and reuse some of the resulting materials into furniture and home décor accessories and selling the rest as architectural salvage or donating it to Habitat for Humanity. The project will create 40 new, full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $150,000

 

Kanawha institute for social research action, inc.

Location

131 Perkins Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25604

Phone Number

 304-768-8924

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1217

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.kisra.org

Authorizing Official

Reginald Jones, CEO

Project Description

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) will use $760,416 in CED funds to establish a food hub that will promote community health, support local food production/farm enterprises, and create jobs in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Specifically, the food hub will establish a restaurant, café, and catering enterprise using locally sourced, sustainable foods. CED funds will be used for site upgrades and furnishings, initial operating expenses, sales, signage, supplies, and technical assistance. The project will create 46 new, full-time jobs for hard-to-employ community members, including single mothers, noncustodial parents, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, and other individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 46
- Number of jobs to be created: 46
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $465,107

 

Wisconsin

Impact Seven, Inc.

Location

147 Lake Almena Drive, Almena, WI 54805

Phone Number

715-357-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1219

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.impactseven.org

Authorizing Official

Caroline Loyas, Director, Resource Development

Project Description

Impact Seven, Inc. will use $760,416 in CED funds to support the development of St. Rita’s Square, a 118-unit assisted living, memory care, and apartment community for seniors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The CED funds will provide the remaining gap financing needed for this $40.4 million project. The project will meet two documented local needs: 1) the creation of entry-level and living wage jobs for city residents in the healthcare sector, and 2) a senior living community in an east side downtown neighborhood. By providing flexible, low-interest financing, the project will result in the creation of at least 32 new, full-time positions in a distressed area of Milwaukee, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low-income. These positions will includes competitive wages, quality fringe benefits, and advancement opportunities to help low-income individuals and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $39,636,474

Impact Seven, Inc.

Location

147 Lake Almena Drive, Almena, WI 54805

Phone Number

715-357-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1167

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.impactseven.org

Authorizing Official

Caroline Loyas, Director, Resource Development

Project Description

Impact Seven, Inc. will use an $800,000 Community Economic Development grant for the $23.4 million adaptive reuse and new construction project. The project will leverage an additional $22.66 million in financing to be provided by Impact Seven, New Markets Tax Credit equity, PACE equity, TIF funds, and a deferred developer fee. This CED project will provide flexible, low interest financing for the adaptive reuse of a historic building in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin into the 81-room Heritage House hotel. By providing flexible, low interest financing, this project will result in the creation of at least 32 new, permanent, full-time positions in a distressed area. A minimum of 75% of the jobs will be full-time, entry-level positions that low-income people can get and keep.

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: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $22,660,000

 

Impact Seven, Inc.

Location

147 Lake Almena Drive, Almena, WI 54805

Phone Number

715-357-3334

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1089

Grant Amount

$700,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.impactseven.org

Authorizing Official

Brett Gerber, President and CEO

Project Description

Impact Seven, Incorporated will use CED funds to provide a loan to finance the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and leverage additional capital needed to expand production capacity. The loan will be provided to Advanced Plating Technologies (APT), a Milwaukee manufacturing community that produces highly engineered metal. To increase APT’s access to affordable financing needed to increase production capacity and satisfy potential demand, Impact Seven will support the replacement of the company’s aging wastewater treatment plant by constructing a new, state-of-the-art treatment facility. This will double the company’s production and water treatment capacity to meet the company’s expansion needs and ensure environmental compliance well into the future. Other components of the project will include equipment and energy-efficiency upgrades and the addition of new plating lines and powder coating equipment. This project will provide needed financing for a job-creating business expansion in the heart of Milwaukee, in an area that has long suffered from above-average rates of unemployment and poverty and below-average access to jobs. APT will create 28 new, permanent, full-time positions, 75% of which are entry-level jobs that low-income people can get and keep.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 28
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $925,000

 

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

414-264-5000

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1070

Grant Amount

$650,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

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 square foot 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 the 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

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4201 North 27th Street, Seventh Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone Number

 414-444-8200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1209

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021

Website

www.nwscdc.org

Authorizing Official

Howard Snyder, Executive Director

Project Description

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to provide a loan to Argon Industries, a local machine shop, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The loan will be used for working capital to increase Argon’s workforce and purchase materials. The materials and additional labor will allow Argon to fulfill new and growing manufacturing orders. Along with the creation of public transit accessible and manufacturing jobs with livable wages and benefits, this project will assist employees in financial literacy and security through partnerships with other local organizations. The project will create 40 new, full-time positions, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 30
- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $0

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4201 North 27th Street, Seventh Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53216-1807

Phone Number

414-444-8200

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1190

Grant Amount

$780,800

Project Period

9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020

Website

nwscdc.org

Authorizing Official

Howard Snyder, Executive Director

Project Description

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will provide a loan to Diamond Precision Products to expand a manufacturing business in northwest Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Diamond Precision Products is a local machine shop, which offers computed numerically controlled turning and milling solutions and holds secured contracts in the automotive, heavy truck, off-highway, mining, and rail industries. NWSCDC will also provide financial literacy assistance and asset-building for participants by partnering with the Mayor’s Manufacturing Partnership, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Uniting Garden Homes, Inc., YWCA, and Social Development Commission’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. This expansion will result in the creation of 40 full-time manufacturing positions, of which 75% will be filled by low-income individuals.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for low-income individuals: 30
- Total number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $3,685,000

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4201 North 27th Street, Seventh Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone Number

414-447-8230

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1169

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.nwscdc.org

Authorizing Official

Howard Snyder, Executive Director

Project Description

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will use $600,000 in CED funds to provide a loan to support the Compo Steel Manufacturing Expansion Project. Compo Steel Products, Inc. is a local customized metal fabrication manufacturer. The loan will provide working capital and improve cash flow to increase their labor force. The project will create 30 new, full-time jobs, 23 of which will be filled by individuals with low-income. In addition to the CED funds, NWSCDC will participate as a lender alongside the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a CFDI, which is contributing $325,000 in financing.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low-income: 23
- Total number of jobs to be created: 30
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $325,000

 

 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Location

4265 North 30th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone Number

414-447-8230

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1071

Grant Amount

$741,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

www.nwscdc.org

Authorizing Official

Howard Snyder, Executive Director

Project Description

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will use CED funds to make a loan to HellermannTyton, a manufacturing company which will add 50,000 square feet to its newest local facility in Milwaukee, WI. The loan will finance a capacity expansion that will significantly expand a global manufacturer’s Milwaukee operations and act as a catalyst for future economic development efforts between lending partners Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and NWSCDC. This project will create 40 full-time permanent positions for residents of Milwaukee’s northwest side in the manufacturing and technical sector.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 40
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Funds to be leveraged: $8,500,000

 

NORTHWOODS NIIJII ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY, INC.

Location

602 Peace Pipe Road, P.O. Box 786, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Phone Number

715-588-4250

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1127

Grant Amount

$300,000

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.niijii.org

Authorizing Official

Patricia O'Neil

Project Description

Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. (NiiJii) will use $300,000 in CED to construct the Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts and Culture Center on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation. In a pristine lakeside resort setting in Northern Wisconsin, the center will offer distinctive Native American artistic programming and opportunities for economic development, while ensuring remediation of involuntary cultural displacement. The center will be attached to the George W. Brown Native American Museum and include an outdoor amphitheater, classrooms, gift shop, art gallery, and NiiJii's Woodland Indian Artists' Incubator. It plans to host cultural tourism events such as Pow Wows, theater, community events, classes to inter-generationally transmit endangered Native arts and craft skills, culture and language. The project will create 12 full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 12
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 1
- Amount to be Leveraged: $948,000

 

RIVERWORKS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Location

526 East Concordia Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Phone Number

414-906-9650

Grant Type

Community Economic Development (CED)

Grant Number

90EE1126

Grant Amount

$546,875

Project Period

9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020

Website

www.riverworksmke.org

Authorizing Official

Darryl Johnson

Project Description

Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) will use $546,875 in CED funding for the Riverworks City Center Retail and Office Project (Riverworks Project). The $1,740,000 Riverworks Project includes rehabilitation of a 12,403 sq. ft. building at 518-26 East Concordia Avenue and new construction of a 14,663 sq. ft. building at 3334 North Holton Street. These two buildings will provide 27,066 sq. ft. of space for the relocation and expansion of three businesses that are currently located in the low-income Harambee project area. The relocation and expansion of these businesses will result in the creation of 22 new full-time jobs.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created: 22
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 3
- Amount to be Leveraged: $1,193,125

 

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

Location

1533 North Rivercenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Phone Number

 414-263-5450

Grant Type

Community Economic Development

Grant Number

90EE1226

Grant Amount

$760,416

Project Period

9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023

Website

www.wwbic.com

Authorizing Official

Wendy Baumann, President

Project Description

The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) will use $760,416 in CED funds to implement the Sherman Phoenix Support Project, which will transform a vacant, fire-damaged building into a commercial space for 20 small entrepreneurs offering prepared foods, wellness services, and arts and cultural activities in the Sherman Park Neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project will serve as a model for healing the city through economic growth after the civil unrest and riots in the Sherman Park Neighborhood that began in August 2016. WWBIC will partner with Sherman Phoenix, LLC for tenant build-out, operations, and programmatic costs to develop the building. WWBIC will also provide business technical assistance to the tenant entrepreneurs and financial capability education and coaching to employees to help them gain control over their personal finances, build assets, improve their economic well-being, and move toward economic self-sufficiency. The project will create 64 new, full-time jobs, 75% of which will be filled by individuals with low income.

Proposed Project Outcomes

- Number of jobs to be created for individuals with low income: 48
- Number of jobs to be created: 64
- Number of business(es) to be created or expanded: 20
- Amount to be Leveraged: $3,200,000

Wyoming

Wyoming does not currently have any active CED grantees.

Last Reviewed: May 3, 2019

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