Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Announces New Grant Program
The Virginia Food Access Investment Fund (VFAIF) is a statewide program that focuses on equity and justice in local food systems by investing in new or expanding food retailers that address food access issues in the Commonwealth. VFAIF offers grants and loans to fund the business development, construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades and expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects in historically marginalized communities. Applications for grant funding will be open until April 30th. For program guidelines and more information, click HERE.