The El Paso County Healthy Food Financing Initiative is a public-private partnership that offers grants and loans to support and accelerate the construction, establishment, rehabilitation, and/or expansion of food retail and food retail infrastructure that will increase healthy food options for currently underserved residents of El Paso County.
- $500,000 in grants from El Paso County
- $500,000 in low-interest loans from PeopleFund
Eligible Applicants: businesses or non-profit organizations; may be regional grocery chains, national grocery chains, singular grocery retail outlets, food hubs, farmer’s markets, mobile markets, other food retailers, and real estate developers.
Eligible Projects: must benefit low- to moderate-income residents in an area of El Paso County with below-average supermarket density or below-average grocery sales.
Eligible Activities: pre-development, site assembly & improvement, construction & rehabilitation, equipment, staffing, staff training, security, inventory & working capital,marketing & nutrition education.
Applications are open March 1 – April 30. Click here to apply.
If you’d like to learn more about the Healthy Food Finance Fund and loans for small business owners, please fill out the form below and include “Healthy Food Finance Fund” in your message: