Kansas Healthy Food Initiative
The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative provides technical assistance and funding for improved access to healthy food through business development and informational support for communities. Contact the KHFI team to talk through your ideas for a new healthy or rural food project. Read on to learn more about our technical assistance offerings, review the basics of KHFI funding and find links to get started on both.
The KHFI team specializes in information related to the food system in Kansas and across the country. Technical assistance is a free resource available to all.
What types of technical assistance are available?
Send an email to start a conversation with KHFI about healthy and/or rural food access in your community.
The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative is a healthy food financing program that aims to increase access to healthy food in low-resource and underserved areas of Kansas.
Loans, grants, and loan/grant mixes are available for KHFI-eligible projects.
Eligible food retail projects must expand healthy food retail offerings in low-resource, underserved areas and fit local community needs. Potentially eligible projects include grocery stores, co-ops, farmers markets, production and distribution operations.
All projects submitted to KHFI are reviewed to determine whether the project meets KHFI programmatic goals. This eligibility determination is the first step of the process. Please click on the link below and provide us with some basic information about your project to start the eligibility review process. Eligibility does not guarantee funding.
Get Started here: Check the eligibility of your project