The Healthy Food Financing Initiative Supports Access to Healthy Foods in Underserved Areas.
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) supports access to healthy foods in underserved areas. HFFI is currently offering grants as well as technical assistance to eligible healthy food retail projects across the country to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas. Funded projects must:
- Plan to expand or preserve the availability of staple and perishable foods in underserved areas with low- and moderate-income populations by maintaining or increasing the number of retail outlets that offer an assortment of perishable and staple foods in those areas.
- Accept benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).