Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative Funding

July 23, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

On June 22nd 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan budget which included $1 million for the recapitalization of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI).

The program was one of only 9 new line items for the FY 18-19 budget, and will be housed at the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). This statewide program increases access to healthy food retail in lower-income and underserved communities across urban and rural Pennsylvania by meeting the financing needs of fresh food retailers.

This reauthorization of FFFI— a program originally created in 2004 —is a result of advocates across the state, many of whom are a part of the Food Forward Pennsylvania Coalition. To learn more, visit FoodForwardPa.com.

 

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