The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a statewide public-private financing program that invests in new or expanding grocery stores and other healthy food retail outlets in communities throughout Pennsylvania. The FFFI provides one-time grants and loans to food retailers in order to increase access to healthy, affordable grocery food options and to improve economic opportunities for lower-income, underserved communities in urban, rural and suburban areas across the state. 

Overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the FFFI is administered by The Food Trust in partnership with PA-based community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and community development corporations (CDCs). 

For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, click here.

*Most eligibile projects may qualify for up to $50,000. In extraordinary circumstances, projects may qualify for up to $150,000 if they demonstrate high impact. More information on high-impact projects can be found in the eligibility requirements document. 

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