Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund
The purpose of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program is to expand the capacity of CDFIs to provide credit, capital, and financial services to underserved populations and communities in the United States.
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
The New Markets Tax Credit Program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs).
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Community Economic Development Program
The Community Economic Development Program supports community-based efforts to improve the economic and physical health of people in distressed areas.
United States Department of Agriculture
Community Facilities Program
The Community Facilities Program develops essential community facilities and services for public use in rural areas to improve the quality of life of rural residents.
Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program (RBOG)
The Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through provision of training and technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials and to assist with economic development planning.
Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program (B&I)
The purpose of the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program is to help new and existing businesses based in rural areas gain access to affordable capital.
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
The purpose of the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program is to support the development and ongoing success of rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.
Intermediary Relending Program
Through this program, loans are provided to local organizations (intermediaries) for the establishment of revolving loan funds. These revolving loan funds are used to assist with financing business and economic development activity to create or retain jobs in disadvantaged and remote communities.
Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG)
The Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate the development of small and emerging rural businesses and help fund employment related adult education programs.
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
The Farmers Market Promotion Program supports the development, promotion, and expansion of direct, producer-to-consumer marketing and consumption of domestic agricultural commodities.
Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG)
The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops.
Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP)
The Federal State Marketing Improvement program (FSMIP) provides matching funds to state departments of agriculture, state agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate state agencies to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The FMNP was established to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers markets..
Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The purposes of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are to: (1) Provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmers markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors; (2) Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs, and; (3) Develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The United States Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federal nutrition assistance program that provides food to low- and no-income people and families living in the United States.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program helps supplement the diets of low-income people, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.
Research Education and Economics:
ERS Food Environment Atlas
Economic Research and Analysis of Food Access
The Community Food Projects Grant Program (CFP)
The Community Food Projects Grant Program supports community-based food and agriculture projects nationwide.
The Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED)
The Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center grant program establishes and supports a Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center to increase access to healthy, affordable foods, including locally produced agricultural products, to underserved communities.