Local Foods, Local Places Resources
Resource list of funding, technical assistance, and model strategies for utilizing local food in conjunction with economic development, including strengthening local food systems, increasing access to healthy food, contributing to downtown vibrancy, creating jobs and economic opportunity.
Local Foods, Local Places: www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/local-foods-local-places-toolkit
Comprehensive guide to help communities revitalize using local food systems. It is meant to help communities develop their own action plans for setting and achieving local food and revitalization goals.
Healthy Food Financing Initiative: www.investinginfood.com/about-hffi/
Aims to improve access to healthy foods, create and preserve jobs, and revitalize low-income communities. Program provides financial and technical assistance to eligible grocery and healthy food retail projects.
California Opportunity Zones www.opzones.ca.gov/ Opportunity zones provide tax incentives for investment in designed census tracts. California Opportunity Zones support new investments in environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, and affordable housing.
Federal Opportunity Zones www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions
EPA Technical Assistance Programs www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-growth-technical-assistance-programs
- Healthy Places for Healthy People epa.gov/smartgrowth/healthy-places-healthy-people Engages community leaders and health care partners to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods to improve health, the environment, and support economic growth.
- Recreation Economy for Rural Communities epa.gov/smartgrowth/recreation-economy-rural-communities Planning assistance for revitalizing Main Streets through outdoor recreation.
Directory of USDA Funding Opportunities www.nifa.usda.gov/page/search-grant
Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program www.fns.usda.gov/snap/FINI-Grant-Program
Funds programs that incentivize the purchase of fruits and vegetables by SNAP clients.
Grant Programs for Hunger & Food Security www.nifa.usda.gov/program/hunger-food-security-programs
Rural Health Information Hub www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/food-access/6/funding
Outlines private and public financial resources to address a variety of food access concerns. Categories include food access, sustainable agriculture, community development, food systems, production and processing, retail, etc.
ChangeLab Solutions www.changelabsolutions.org Non-profit to foster healthy communities, including guides on healthy retail and increasing access to affordable nutritious food.
Shasta Regional Community Foundation www.shastarcf.org/ Local grants for projects in Shasta and Siskiyou
Food Systems Planning www.planning.org/knowledgebase/food/
Tools for food systems planning, best practices, planning guides, assessment tools, sample policies, and related from the American Planning Association.
City of Redding Community Development & Downtown Liaison www.cityofredding.org/downtown (530) 245-7129
Healthy Shasta www.healthyshasta.org (530) 245-6457 Local partnership to ‘make the healthy choice the easy choice’ for healthy eating and active lifestyles.