NEON is excited to announce our $1 million community funding proposal submitted by Representative Ilhan Omar has been advanced through the House’s appropriations process. The requested $1 million will support the development of a Food Business Incubator, including a commercial kitchen, for use by food entrepreneurs enrolled in NEON’s Food Business Incubator Program, which served 540 food businesses in 2020.
This is the first step in the funding process and an exciting development that moves NEON closer to our vision for a prosperous Northside. The funding will be included in the 2022 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bill is the first step in the funding process. The bill then moves to the full Appropriations Committee, consideration on the House Floor, and the Senate. The press conference will take place at NEON at 11:00am on Friday, July 2nd. A livestream of the press conference will be available via Rep. Omar’s social media channels, including her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IlhanMN. Tune in at 11:00am to watch the press conference live.