Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (PA FFFI) is a statewide public-private financing program administered by The Food Trust that helps business owners open or expand healthy grocery outlets in communities throughout the commonwealth.


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

The program provides one-time grants and loans to nonprofit, for-profit and cooperative food businesses that help increase access to healthy, affordable food and improve economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income residents of urban, suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania. Most projects qualify for up to $50,000 in funding, and high-impact projects can qualify for up to $150,000.

The application window has closed; please check back soon for details about the next round of funding!


To learn more about program objectives, types of projects we fund, eligible uses of funds, requirements and projects we prioritize, visit our Eligibility Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. Next, answer a few simple questions to see if you qualify:

If you answered yes to all of the above, you may be eligible for funding! Please note, funding is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of approval. Fill out the form below to stay in touch and receive application information.

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