Notice of funding availability for southern Dallas food desert grocery store development
The City of Dallas is pleased to announce the availability of funding up to $3 million to assist in development and/or location of one or more high quality grocery stores of at least 25,000 square feet within or adjacent to a southern Dallas food desert.
The City of Dallas’ goal is to promote sustainable neighborhoods, enhanced quality of life, economic development and job creation by providing access to healthy food options, including fresh fruits and vegetables for our citizens in the city’s most underserved areas. Potential funding is limited to projects to be located within or adjacent to current food deserts as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, within the southern sector of the City of Dallas.
Minimum qualifications include but are not limited to at least five years of prior experience in development, management and/or operational oversight of a grocery store. Additional preference will be given to grocers and/or developers with direct experience in Dallas-Fort Worth urban areas or with similar urban markets. Proven financial capacity to develop project through completion and maintain operations afterwards is also required.
For more information contact the Dallas Office of Economic Development at (214) 671-9819 or email [email protected]. See the complete Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) including all proposal requirements at www.dallas-ecodev.org/groceryinfo. Proposals are due by noon Wednesday Nov. 30 2016.