Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Healthy food initiative program. Establishes the healthy food initiative program (program) to be administered by the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) to assist new businesses, existing businesses, and other legal entities to offer fresh or unprocessed foods within an underserved geographic area. Defines "underserved geographic area". Requires the authority to establish: (1) criteria for awarding grants and making loans under the program; and (2) terms and conditions for recipients of the grants and loans. Specifies the permissible uses of grants and loans. Establishes the healthy food initiative fund for purposes of awarding grants and loans under the program. Healthy food initiative program. Establishes the healthy food initiative program (program) to be administered by the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) to assist new businesses, existing businesses, and other legal entities to offer fresh or unprocessed foods within an underserved geographic area. Defines "underserved geographic area". Requires the authority to establish: (1) criteria for awarding grants and making loans under the program; and (2) terms and conditions for recipients of the grants and loans. Specifies the permissible uses of grants and loans. Establishes the healthy food initiative fund for purposes of awarding grants and loans under the program. Requires the authority to establish criteria for the evaluation of the health impact of the program and to evaluate the grants and loans awarded under the program according to the criteria. Requires an annual report. Specifies that the law establishing the program expires July 1, 2021. ... View more