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CED Grant Awards Healthy Food Financing Initiative FY 2014

Published: September 29, 2014
Audience:
Community Economic Development (CED)
Category:
Funding/Allocations, Grant Awards
2014 CED-HFFI AWARDS
Applicant City ST Award
Quad Cities Food Hub, Inc. Davenport IA $600,000.00
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. Brockton MA $800,000.00
Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc. La Plata MD $600,000.00
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) Wiscasset ME $800,000.00
Eastern Market Corporation Detroit MI $600,000.00
Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation Detroit Lakes MN $800,000.00
Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation Harlem MT $348,703.00
Omaha Economic Development Corporation Omaha NE $800,000.00
YES Housing, Inc. Albuquerque NM $800,000.00
Action for a Better Community, Inc. Rochester NY $748,436.00
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation Cleveland OH $800,000.00
Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation Philadelphia PA $225,000.00
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation Milwaukee WI $650,000.00
Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) Dunbar WV $800,000.00

 

Iowa

Quad Cities Food Hub Inc

Location

421 W. River Drive
Davenport, IA 52801-1136

Phone Number

563-265-2455

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1100

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

Authorizing Official

Carla Jaquet

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Massachusetts 

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

Location

63 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301-4042

Phone Number

508-894-3203

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1084

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Susan Joss

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Maryland

Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.

Location

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

Phone Number

301-609-9900

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1082

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

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

 

Maine

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

Location

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

Phone Number

207-882-7552

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1079

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Keith Bisson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Michigan

Eastern Market Corporation

Location

2934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207-4826

Phone Number

313-833-9300

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1069

Grant Amount

$600,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Daniel Carmody

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Minnesota

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Location

119 Graystone Plaza
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0623

Phone Number

218-847-3191

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1068

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Kevin R. Shipley

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Montana

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

406-353-4350

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1080

Grant Amount

$348,703

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Dana Pyette

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Nebraska

Omaha Economic Development Corporation

Location

2221 North 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68110-2200

Phone Number

402-346-2300

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1083

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

Authorizing Official

Annette Artherton

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

New Mexico

YES Housing, Inc.

Location

104 Roma Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2125

Phone Number

505-923-9604

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1078

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Clyde "Skip" Skinner

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

New York

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Location

550 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604-2522

Phone Number

585-325-5116

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1062

Grant Amount

$748,436

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

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

 

Ohio

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

 

Authorizing Official

Michael Fleming

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Pennsylvania

Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

267-777-5843

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1081

Grant Amount

$225,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Kira Strong

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Wisconsin

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

414-264-5000

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1070

Grant Amount

$650,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

Authorizing Official

Ben Johnson

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

West Virginia

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

Location

131 Perkins Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25604-1433

Phone Number

304-768-8924

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1085

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Michelle Foster

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Last Reviewed: May 29, 2019