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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Healthy Food Financing: From Advocacy to Implementation

Across the country local stakeholders are adopting methods and strategies to improve access to healthy foods by advocating for policy change. This webinar uses The Food Trust’s recently published Healthy Food Financing Handbook: From Advocacy to Implementation to discuss how these efforts have led to the creation of healthy food financing initiatives at the city, state and federal...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Financing Healthy Food Retail 2.0: Tools and Resources for Effective Program Implementation

Across the country healthy food financing initiatives and programs are helping to increase access to nutritious foods for millions of Americans. Terms such as "food desert" and "underserved" have become commonplace, yet clear definitions can be elusive and vary by state and program. Other challenges include building a robust pipeline of applicants and marketing the program effectively, as well...

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WEBINAR-New Markets Tax Credit - An Important Financing Tool for Healthy Food Retail

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program incentivizes private investment in low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called Community Development Entities (CDEs). The NMTC program has a proven track record in expanding...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Healthy Food Retail in Rural Communities

Rural grocery stores anchor a community by supplying fresh foods and staples; creating local jobs; attracting complementary businesses; and increasing the tax base. Today they are under siege because of competition with “big box” stores for customers; high energy costs, the inability to buy products in small quantities; elderly owners with no succession plans, and low population density. This...

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