The Pennsylvania Fresh
Food Financing Initiative
is a statewide public-private financing program administered by The Food Trust
with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic
Development that helps business owners open or expand healthy grocery
outlets in low- to moderate-income communities throughout the Commonwealth.
The program provides one-time grants
and loans to nonprofit, for-profit, and cooperative food businesses that
help increase access to healthy, affordable food and improve economic
opportunities for residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas of Pennsylvania.
Most projects can qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funding, and
high-impact projects can qualify for up to $150,000.
Applications are due Friday,
October 13, 2023.