Loans and grants available for grocery stores and other food retail

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Looking to open a grocery store, food co-op, farm stand, etc.?

The Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) launched this year to provide loans and grants to businesses that want to improve access to healthy food in under-served communities. Businesses must focus on getting healthy raw ingredients into the hands of consumers, so that they can cook healthy meals.

The fund can support a wide range of activities that improve access to healthy food retail. Some examples include: business start-up and expansion costs; opening a new store; keeping a store open under new ownership; new or upgraded equipment and displays; land assembly; and developing an innovative business concept.

Click here for a program overview, detailed program guidelines with eligibility criteria, or the pre-application form. Click here for the program overview in Spanish, the grants policy in Spanish, and the pre-application form in Spanish.

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