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Federal/State:Mississippi
Bill:MS HB 2799 Healthy food financing
Summary:Would establish the "Healthy Food Financing Act" to authorize and direct the MS Development Authority to establish a financing program to provide funding to retailers to construct, rehabilitate, or expand grocery stores in underserved rural and urban communities.
Sponsor(s):Simmons
Status:
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Mississippi
Bill:MS HB 1328 Small business and grocer investment act Barker 2014
Summary:Would establish a program that provides grants and loans to healthy food retailers that increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other affordable healthy food in underserved communities.
Sponsor(s):Berker
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Mississippi
Bill:MS SB 2799 - Healthy Food Financing Act
Summary:Would establish the “Healthy Food Financing Act,” authorizing and directing the Mississippi Development Authority, in cooperation with public and private sector partners, to create a financing program to fund retailers to construct, rehabilitate, or expand grocery stores in under-served rural and urban communities .
Sponsor(s):Senator Simmons (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Mississippi
Bill:MS HB 1328 - healthy foods in underserved communities
Summary:Would encourage consumption of affordable healthy foods in under-served communities. Would establish a program that grants loans to healthy food retailers that increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other affordable health food.
Sponsor(s):Toby Barker (R)
Status:
As of 2/3/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.