NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
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Mailing address: P.O Box 20003Santa Fe, NM 87504-5003
The Healthy Food Financing Fund FY24 grant cycle has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and anticipate notifying awardees in mid-December. Thank you everyone who submitted applications!
HFFF is administered by the state fund manager, Vida Mejor Capital.
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HFFF has $950,000 in funding for FY24. No match is required and funding is upfront.
The purpose of New Mexico’s Healthy Food Financing Fund is to support the intersection of economic development in New Mexico’s food and agricultural sector with increased food security for New Mexicans. The HFFF program is an integral part of the governor’s Food Initiative and prioritizes food retail in rural and underserved communities and provides alternate market channels for value-add and sustainable agriculture.
The HFFF program is the cornerstone of a strategic phased approach to developing a suite of financial tools for food and agricultural enterprises in New Mexico to grow, raise, process, aggregate, distribute and sell local, fresh healthy food through expanded retail and institutional market channels in rural and underserved communities in New Mexico.
The fund prioritizes projects demonstrating a focus on underserved communities in the following priority areas:
In FY 2023, HFFF awarded more than $500,000 in competitive grants to a range of food enterprises from across the state of New Mexico.
After a rigorous evaluation process, FY23 award winners were selected from EDD regional districts, resulting in the following distribution: 23% (3) of awardees were from district 1; 31% (4) from district 2; 15% (2) from district 3; 8% (1) from district 4; 15% (2) from district 5, and 8% (1) from district 6. To date a total of 13 grants have been successfully administered through the pilot HFFF program.
We are excited to announce the projects receiving grant awards through the inaugural round of the FY23 Healthy Food Financing Fund. Thank you all so much for the innovative and impactful work you are doing in our New Mexico food and agricultural system!
Click here to view the FY23 Awardees.
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