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CED Grant Awards Healthy Food Financing Initiative FY 2016

Published: October 3, 2016
Audience:
Community Economic Development (CED)
Category:
Funding/Allocations, Grant Awards

 

2016 CED-HFFI Grant Awards

Grantee Name City ST Award Amount
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Oakland CA $750,000
Mandela Marketplace Inc. Oakland CA $360,000
Northwest Jacksonville CDC Jacksonville FL $800,000
Englewood Community Development Corporation Indianapolis IN $750,000
Community Ventures Corporation Lexington KY $800,000
Eastern Market Corporation Detroit MI $800,000
Native American Development Corporation Billings MT $800,000
Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation Omaha NE $800,000
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc. Brooklyn NY $375,000
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation Bronx NY $400,000
MidTown Cleveland Cleveland OH $800,000

 

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

 

Authorizing Official

Joshua Simon, Executive Director

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

Authorizing Official

Dana Harvey, Executive Director

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

Authorizing Official

Paul Tutwiler, CEO

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Englewood Community Development Corporation

Location

57 N Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201-3207

Phone Number

317-639-1541

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1148

Grant Amount

$750,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

 

Authorizing Official

David Price, Co-Executive Director

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

Community Ventures Corporation

Location

1450 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505-3162

Phone Number

502-330-3558

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1145

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Lisa Chaney, Director of Program Development

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

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

 

Native American Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

406-259-3804

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1150

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

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

 

Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation

Location

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

Phone Number

402-933-4466

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1149

Grant Amount

$800,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

 

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

 

Cypess Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc.

Location

625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208-1203

Phone Number

718-647-2800

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1143

Grant Amount

$375,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2021

Website

 

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, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

Phone Number

718-732-7501

Grant Type

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

Grant Number

90EE1141

Grant Amount

400,000

Project Period

9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019

Website

 

Authorizing Official

Phillip Morrow, President/CEO

Project Description

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

Proposed Project Outcomes

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

 

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

 

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