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Green for Greens

Finding public funding for healthy food retail

Food & Beverages

Bringing healthy food to “food deserts” requires tenacity, ingenuity, and a significant investment of capital.

The good news is that there’s a substantial amount of public financing available for projects that make healthy food more available to low-income people. Federal, state, and local governments offer a range of funding programs that support economic development in these communities.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this guide to provide a general overview of economic development and ideas for how to approach economic development agencies with healthy food retail proposals. It also provides a comprehensive overview of local, state, and federal economic development programs that have been or could be used for healthy food retail projects.