Funding for the HFFI
grants program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
BCC has received 15 previous CDFI Fund FA and HFFI
reduce obesity, HFFI
was designed to spur local economic development in
, we pay close attention to every student's background, interests, and academic, cultural, social-emotional, and health needs, and we assess their progress both inside and outside of the school.
has received a tremendous amount of support from organizations focused on bringing healthy foods into underserved areas.
The $324 million ASI Federal Credit Union in the New Orleans suburb of Harahan, La., also received an HFFI
grant in 2011 to help replenish food deserts and has loaned out more than $2.5 million to help members open corner grocery stores, full grocery stores, food co-ops and a restaurant that gets much of its food from local farmer markets, said Robert Bell, ASI director of lending.
Modeled after the successful Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, the HFFI
is a public-private partnership that expands investment in underserved communities, known as "food deserts," by providing flexible grant and loan financing.
and other policies to increase access to healthy foods through different food and farm policy innovations, and improving the built environment through strategies for walkable, bikeable, and safe neighborhoods, parks, and playgrounds, particularly in underresourced communities, are the focus of the Convergence Partnership, a collaborative of six major funding organizations and CDC.
That is what a Pennsylvania program, a model for the HFFI
, has done, says Ann Wright, the USDA deputy undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.
) is excited to announce the array of activities scheduled to celebrate Historic Preservation Month this May in "America's Most Historic City."
The CDFI Fund award includes USD1.0 million in financial assistance that will be used for small business lending, and USD2.0 million in funding from the CDFI Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI
ASI received just over $1.45 million from the CDFI fund and $2 million in HFFI