Find Money & Policy Efforts by State

Search by State is an interactive tool that can be used to find resources and information organized by state. The database includes information on the following.

  • Policy Efforts and Impacts: federal, state and local policy efforts
  • Funding Opportunities by Type: grants, loans, Healthy Food Financing/HFFI, incentives, and tax credits

To use the tool, follow these three easy steps:

  • Find your state by clicking on the map below or scrolling down the list of states
  • Customize your search by selecting or deselecting the filter options under Policy Efforts & Impacts and Funding
  • Click "Set Filter" to view your results.

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Are you working on a state and local policy initiative or project supported by a federal HFFI grant or loan not included in this database? Do you have a funding opportunity you would like to post? Let us know at info@healthyfoodaccess.org or visit the Contact Us page. 

Texas

Federal Policy Efforts (State-specific)

​​​​​​​Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc.

Geography: Texas

Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc. (NHSDC) is using HFFI financing to support loans to healthy food retailers in ten Texas counties in the Middle Rio Grande Valley that lack access to healthy food. The Middle Rio Grande Valley is characterized by substandard housing, high unemployment, low educational attainment, and poverty. HFFI financing will benefit two Empowerment Zone counties (Dimmit and Zavala) and one Native American community (Kikapoo Tribe) in Maverick County. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CDFI-Financial Assistance Program

LiftFund

Geography: Texas

LiftFund (formerly known as ACCION Texas, Inc.) is using HFFI financing to support lending for food retailers in low-income areas throughout Texas. Loans will be provided to small businesses, such as grocery stores, mobile food trailers, farmers’ markets, cooperatives, corner stores, and bodegas. LiftFund is concentrating its lending in five counties without accessible fresh food. The counties, three urban and two on the border, are Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, and Hidalgo. Since LiftFund is the nation’s largest microlender, loans will likely go to enterprises like food manufacturers, food distributors, food trucks, bakeries, and restaurants committed to making and selling healthy food. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CDFI-Financial Assistance Program

Business and Community Lenders of Texas

Geography: Texas

Business and Community Lenders of Texas (BCL Texas), formerly CEN-TEX Certified Development Corporation, used HFFI financing to support Salud Corporation (SC), which is a Latina-led, for-profit start-up that manufactures and distributes high-quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to replace unhealthy cooking lard. SC has priced its olive oil at a price point affordable to local Hispanic markets, and it will sell its olive oil both wholesale and retail in Austin, Texas. Bottling began in 2013, and Salud Corporation hopes to have 15 employees by the end of 2014. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

Funding

Food Co-op Initiative Seed Grants

Opportunity Type: Grants
Funder Type: Nonprofit
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Due Date: July 31, 2017

The 2017 application window is July 15 through July 31, 2017.

Food Co-op Initiative Seed Grants were created to provide early development capital for retail food co-op organizing groups that wish to partner with us in their endeavor of starting a food co-op. In addition to the grant award, we will commit to regular follow-up and assistance with your team.

Applicants must be developing a retail food cooperative organization, and fully understand the cooperative structure, values, and principles. They should be working under a consumer (owner/member) cooperative model. They must be incorporated as a cooperative or in another manner and operate under bylaws and policies consistent with the International Cooperative Principles. They should be able to articulate a clear vision, and have organized a strong, committed team to their endeavor. Priority is given to co-ops with a high likelihood of feasibility, potential for significant community impact, and evidence of strong partnerships and support.

While the 2017 Seed Grant Applications are not yet available, you may review the 2016 application form for planning purposes. More info on the 2016 application process, which should be very similar in 2017.

Voices for Healthy Kids Open RFA

Opportunity Type: Grants
Funder Type: Multi-Funder Partnership
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Due Date: July 21, 2017

Voices for Healthy Kids, a collaboration between American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Voices for Healthy Kids is focusing efforts in schools, community, and out-of-school time/early care and education. All grants awarded within these opportunities will be 100% non-lobbying funding. Applications should support one Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of July 21, 2017 - 5 PM PST.

Strategic Campaign Funds Open RFA opportunity aims to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign for public policy change in one state, local or tribal geographic location. We are not awarding regional grants, multi-location funding, multi-issue area, or support for technical assistance-based support strategies. Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating grants up to $90,000 per award for a period of up to one year with potential renewal.

Voices for Healthy Kids Incubator Grants

Opportunity Type: Grants
Funder Type: Multi-Funder Partnership
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Due Date: July 21, 2017

Voices for Healthy Kids, a collaboration between American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Voices for Healthy Kids is focusing efforts in schools, community, and out-of-school time/early care and education. All grants awarded within these opportunities will be 100% non-lobbying funding. Applications should support one Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of July 21, 2017 - 5 PM PST.

Incubator Opportunity

The Strategic Campaign Fund Incubator opportunity aims to support innovative advocacy approaches that align with Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Incubator opportunities should identify additional partners and strategies through the empowered engagement of populations that are in the greatest need for helping all children achieve a healthy weight. Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating $15,000 - $30,000 funding per award for a period of up to one year.

 

Voices for Healthy Kids’ Strategic Campaign Fund

Opportunity Type: Grants
Funder Type: Foundation
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Due Date: July 21, 2017

The American Heart Association (AHA) together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States by 2015 and to decrease racial, ethnic, and income disparities in prevalence. Through the Voices for Healthy Kids’ Strategic Campaign Fund,  AHA  will award one-year grants up to a maximum of $90,000 that target six advocacy priorities, including increasing the number of healthy food retail outlets receiving funding from food financing initiatives in underserved communities. The Fund aims to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. Priority will be given to campaigns reaching the highest need populations and/or those with the greatest potential to impact wider movement-building impact and momentum. 

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan and Grant Program

Opportunity Type: Grants & Loans
Funder Type: Federal Government
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Rural, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The REAP Guaranteed Grant & Loan Program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses such as grocery stores and healthy food business enterprises in rural America to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems; make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities; use renewable technologies that reduce energy consumption; and participate in energy audits, renewable energy development assistance, and feasibility studies. 

USDA Rural and Economic Development Loan Program

Opportunity Type: Grants & Loans
Funder Type: Federal Government
Funder: Rural Utilities
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Rural, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Various Cities, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The REDLG program provides funding to rural projects through local utility organizations. Under the RED Loan program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (borrowers) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas, such as grocery stores and other healthy food business enterprises. 

ReFresh Initiative

Opportunity Type: Healthy Food Financing
Funder Type: CDFI
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

ReFresh™, a national initiative of  Reinvestment Fund, is designed to improve access to healthy foods in urban and rural communities across the U.S. where long-standing barriers exist, making it difficult for residents to live healthier, more stable lives. Working principally with CDFIs, the goal of ReFresh™ is to share expertise and finance projects that benefit low-income communities, improve healthy food access and contribute to the revitalization of underserved communities. 

Opportunity Finance Network (HFFI)

Opportunity Type: Healthy Food Financing
Funder Type: CDFI
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Opportunity Finance Network is using its federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) grant to make capital available to CDFIs focused on increasing access to affordable healthy foods in low‐income neighborhoods. OFN is financing CDFIs that are ramping up their capacity to address food access issues. OFN will target CDFIs seeking to finance projects in their communities that promote healthy food options, with an emphasis on mid‐tier food chain enterprises and retail outlets serving food deserts. This includes CDFIs with community facility or small business lending expertise with skills that are transferable to healthy food project lending. 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc. (HFFI)

Opportunity Type: Healthy Food Financing
Funder Type: CDFI
Geography: Texas

The Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County (NHSDC) serves eleven (11) rural border counties in Southwest Texas.  Since its inception in 1986, NHS Dimmit County has served as the Middle Rio Grande region’s most active and visible community and economic development agency and has a strong record in business and housing lending and a reputation for innovation in and attention to local agriculture industries. Using a Healthy Food Financing Initiative ( HFFI) grant from the HHS,  NHSDC established a revolving loan fund to finance healthy food businesses enterprises in its target area. 

Local Producers Loan Program

Opportunity Type: Healthy Food Financing
Funder Type: Corporate
Geography: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

In an effort to support small-scale agriculture, Whole Foods Market provides up to $25 million in low-interest loans to independent local farmers. The Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) offers funds ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 with opportunities to reapply after one year in good standing. Loans may only be used for expansion or capital expenditures of existing businesses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.