The Reinvestment Fund (RF) recently announced the opening of 2020 applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants program. Funding for the HFFI is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the Farm Bill to offer $3 million in grant funds for food retail and food enterprises working to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low‐income communities.

Eligible applicants for the HHFI Small Grants Program include for-profit, non-profit, and cooperatively owned businesses, institutions of higher education, state and local governments and tribal governments. Grant awards may be from $20,000 – $200,000, from which 20-30 awards will be distributed. Projects must support HFFI goals to improve access to healthy food in low-income, underserved, rural, suburban and urban communities.

Suffolk county logoAugust Ruckdeschel

Farmland and Open Space Coordinator

Economic Development Specialist – Agriculture & Marine
Suffolk County

Dept. of Economic Development and Planning
631-853-4714 Work  |  631-374-0245 Cell