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Green for Greens: Finding Public Financing for Healthy Food Retail


This guide provides a general overview of economic development and ideas for how to approach economic development agencies with healthy food retail proposals. It also provides a comprehensive overview of local, state, and federal economic development programs that have been or could be used for healthy food retail projects.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

CDC Winnable Battles

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Corner Stores, Healthy Food Access


Institutional Author:

ChangeLab Solutions




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