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

Funding

2017 Community Economic Development Projects (HHS)

Opportunity Type: Grants
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, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Due Date: July 24, 2017

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award approximately $17.2 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low income. CED grants will be made as part of a broader strategy to address objectives such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas. CED projects are expected to actively recruit individuals with low income to fill the positions created by CED-funded development activities, to assist those individuals to successfully hold those jobs and to ensure that the businesses and jobs created remain viable for at least one year after the end of the grant period. CED-funded projects can be non-construction or construction projects, however, short-term construction jobs associated with preparing for business startup or expansion are not counted when determining the number of jobs created under the CED program as they are designed to be temporary in nature. OCS is encouraging applications from CDCs to target rural areas and underserved areas in states without current projects. Furthermore, OCS is encouraging projects that align with the Promise Zones Initiative or Choice Neighborhoods Program.

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.

 

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. 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (HFFI)

Opportunity Type: Healthy Food Financing
Funder Type: CDFI
Geography: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities strategy, launched in 2007, is a targeted, comprehensive approach to transforming whole neighborhoods by achieving five interconnected goals: (1) expanding investment in housing and other real estate; (2) increasing family income and wealth; (3) stimulating economic development; (4) improving access to quality education; and (5) supporting healthy environments and lifestyles. LISC’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) grant allows the organization to further the fifth goal by expanding upon earlier healthy food access work to increase the number and volume of healthy food investments. 

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (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

The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) is a Community Development Financial Institution established in 1983. LEAF’s mission is to provide financing for cooperatives and other social enterprises that benefit low‐income people. LEAF is a small, highly targeted national fund that provides financing to consumer food cooperatives, resident‐owned manufactured home park communities, employee‐owned businesses, and alternative staffing agencies. LEAF is using its HFFI award to provide financing nationally to natural food cooperatives that create jobs and provide access to healthy food in rural and urban communities. 

Federal Historic Tax Credit

Opportunity Type: Incentives
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, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. Since 1976, it has leveraged over $62 billion in private investment to preserve 38,000 historic properties. 

Economic Development Assistance Program (EDAP)

Opportunity Type: Grants
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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) provides economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs, and are designed to lead to the creation and retention of jobs and increased private investment. Through these programs, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency.  EDA is soliciting applications for several funding cycles to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. 

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