The financing program provides funding costs associated with land acquisition, predevelopment, construction, equipment, infrastructure and related expenses. Financing can be used for projects that expand access to affordable, healthy food.
- Amounts up to $2.5 million
- Terms: One to 15 years at 5 to 6.5 percent interest
- No prepayment penalty
- No appraisals necessary
- Flexible structure
- Flexible project types and use of funds
Eligible food retail projects must expand healthy food offerings in low-resource, underserved neighborhoods and fit local community needs. Grocery chains, neighborhood food and grocery stores, co-ops, farmers markets, production and distribution operations, and other food projects are eligible. Applicant eligibility for underserved and low-resource areas is determined during the eligibility review. All applicants are strongly encouraged to accept SNAP and WIC benefits.
Applying for KHFI funding is a two-step process.
Step One: Eligibility
To find out if your project is eligible for KHFI funding, complete the intake application(below). The application includes 5 parts. At the bottom of each page, click the "next" button to advance to the next section. The application should be completed in one sitting as there is no option to save. A copy of the application is available to review before submitting the intake application. The final application must be submitted through the online portal by clicking on the link below.
Step Two: Financing
Eligibility does not guarantee funding. After program review, you will receive a letter describing your eligibility status and an invitation to apply for financing. Applications will be evaluated for qualification, type and availability of funds.
For more information on eligibility criteria and the application process, please see the KHFI Fact Sheet(pdf).