Montana

Federal Policy Efforts (State-specific)

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation is using HFFI financing to construct and launch two food-related businesses as part of the Lodge Pole Healthy Food Initiative, designed to help address health factors, unemployment, and poverty in Lodge Pole, Montana. The Lodge Pole Trading Post & Healthy Foods Co-Op, a 2,500 square foot grocery outlet, will offer a variety of healthy foods and a selection of general merchandise and gas; the Lodge Pole Pantry will be a 1,000 square foot distribution facility designed to provide emergency food assistance to low-income Tribal members who cannot afford food. The Trading Post and Pantry will serve the community of Lodge Pole as well as the entire Fort Belknap Reservation. The Trading Post and Pantry will together create a total of 14 new full-time jobs. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

Native American Development Corporation

Native American Development Corporation (NADC) will use HFFI financing for a non-construction project to assist American Indian Communities in increasing small business ownership among Native Americans by increasing access to jobs and developing food codes on American Indian Reservations in Montana. The project will create 40 full-time jobs, 100% of which will be filled by low-income Native Americans. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

State & Local Policy Efforts

Are you working on a local or state policy effort in this state? Are you involved with a project supported by a federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative grant? Let us know at info@healthyfoodaccess.org or visit the Contact Us page to add to the Portal.

We encourage you to check out the following resources to learn more about or get involved with food access issues in your state:

For a full understanding of Healthy Food Financing Initiatives from advocacy to implementation, see The Food Trust’s Healthy Food Financing Handbook.

To find examples of other federal, state, and local policy efforts and initiatives -- as well as financing opportunities -- by going to Find Money & Policy Efforts by State.