Funding healthy retail work requires creativity, ingenuity, and the ability to make connections. Communities can support healthy retail activities using both traditional and nontraditional funding streams. Tapping into these resources often requires identifying and linking the various economic, social, and health benefits of making stores healthier.
To help you fund healthy changes to your neighborhood stores, we identify promising and unexpected funding mechanisms in our fact sheets and guides.
Connect with local, state, and federal economic development programs to find public funding for healthy food retail projects.
Work with Community Development Financial Institutions, an alternative to conventional lending, to finance supermarkets and food stores in low-income communities.
Use funding for economic development projects to improve access to healthy foods.
Partner with farming groups to receive funding to increase access to fruits and vegetables in underserved neighborhoods.
Tie public health and economic development to healthy retail to receive funding that can pay for improvements to the inventory and appearance of stores in low-income areas.