Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

Grants and loans available to food retailers across the commonwealth. Apply today!


The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative is a statewide public-private financing program administered by The Food Trust that helps business owners open or expand healthy grocery outlets in communities throughout the commonwealth.

The program provides one-time grants and loans to nonprofit, for-profit and cooperative food businesses that help increase access to healthy, affordable food and improve economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income residents of urban, suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania. Most projects qualify for up to $50,000 in funding, and high-impact projects can qualify for up to $150,000. 

Round 2 applications are due Friday, July 15, 2022.

Am I Eligible?

To learn more about program objectives, types of projects we fund, eligible uses of funds, requirements and projects we prioritize, visit our Eligibility Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. Next, answer a few simple questions to see if you qualify:


If you answered yes to all of the above, you are likely eligible to apply for funding! Please fill out the form below to receive the application and further instructions.

Questions? Please email

Overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the PA FFFI is administered by The Food Trust in partnership with Pennsylvania-based community development financial institutions (CDFIs). 

Learn More

Want to learn more about the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative before applying? Watch the video below, or check out stories from our grantees.

Additional resources:

Help spread the word!

If you are connected to a nonprofit, for-profit or cooperative food business owner who may be eligible for funding you can help spread the word by sending a direct email, sharing information on the social media platform of your choice, or including the opportunity in an upcoming newsletter.

Our PA FFFI Toolkit provides sample language and graphics. 

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