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S.1926 - Healthy Food Financing Initiative

A bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish in the Department of Agriculture a Healthy Food Financing Initiative. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish in the Department of Agriculture a Healthy Food Financing Initiative. as introduced.
  • Short: Healthy Food Financing Initiative as introduced.

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Official Summary

Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a Healthy Food Financing Initiative to: (1) improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas; (2) create quality jobs; and (3) revital

Official Summary

Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a Healthy Food Financing Initiative to:
(1) improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas;
(2) create quality jobs; and
(3) revitalize low-income communities by providing loans and grants to eligible food retailers to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved, urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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Organizations Supporting S.1926

  • PolicyLink
  • The Reinvestment Fund
  • The Food Trust
  • Prevention Institute
  • NYC Food and Farm Bill Working Group

Organizations Opposing S.1926

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