Step 4 - Financing Resources for Starting a Rural Grocery
While financing is not necessarily a “step in the process” it is a necessary part of developing a store. In this section of the tool kit, you will find links and resources for getting started with organizing funding options. Because the funding sources and priorities for funding are somewhat dynamic, we have linked to some of the organizations that provide start-up business resources and support for entrepreneurial or start-up businesses.
Prepared for this tool kit by the Kansas USDA Rural Development, this document details food and business related funding initiatives through the USDA Rural Development.
The Kansas Department of Commerce oversees community and business development resources.
Private Resources: Private organizations with an emphasis on funding business start-up and food related initiatives include:
A non-profit organization that can assist with accessing financial resources for entrepreneurial efforts and start-up businesses.
The CDFI Fund’s Capacity Building Initiative for Financing Healthy Food Options is a tool created by the US Department of the Treasury. This tool details both public and private sources that fund food related initiatives.