Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Act, DC Law 18-0353

Jurisdiction Name: Washington
State/Province: DC
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 601,723
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: act
Year: 2011
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: DC healthy food retail program, FEED DC, SNAP, WIC, access, act, corner store, employment, food access, food desert, food retail, fresh produce, grocery store, healthy food, local employment, low-income, neighborhood, produce, program, renovations, retail, small grocery store, underserved
Adopting Government Department(s):

Council of the District of Columbia

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Department of Small and Local Business Development, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Office of Tax and Revenue
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Policy Outcome(s):

created a package of incentives and assistance for new grocery store developments and for grocery store renovations in lower-income parts of the city; created the DC Healthy Food Retail Program that provide assistance for small retailers seeking to sell healthy foods in underserved communities; created the Grocery Store Development Program to assist retailers in building or renovating grocery stores in eligible areas and creating jobs for District residents

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