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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The California Department of Education (CDE), through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), will grant funds to eligible elementary school sites to provide students with a variety of free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks throughout the school day as a supplement to (and not part of) the school breakfast and school lunch programs, and to teach students about good nutrition. The FFVP encourages schools to partner with other entities in the community to support their efforts.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
According to 7 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 210.2, public school districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions who are School Food Authorities are eligible to apply on behalf of elementary school sites that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Applicants must submit a grant application package by the due date. An eligible school site MUST: (1) Be an elementary school (see definition below), (2) Participate in the NSLP, (3) Have 50 percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, (4) Provide fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day, (5) Agree to make free fresh fruits and vegetables available to all enrolled children, (6) Widely publicize within the school the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and (7) Have documented support of the food service manager, principal, and district superintendent.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Per federal law, schools will be chosen based on their percentage of free/reduced-price students, with the highest priority given to schools with the highest percentages of low-income students, to the maximum extent practicable. However, the CDE may select a school with a lower percentage of free/reduced-price enrollment over a school with a higher percentage to either manage the per-student allocation requirements of $50 to $75, or if there are significant concerns about a school’s ability to properly implement and operate the FFVP.

Please see Other under Additional Information below for elementary school grade span eligibility.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Act Item Number 6110-201-0890, Schedule (1), Provision 1
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5370 / 8220
Total Available $11,177,723
Recipient
Amount
Various
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The amount of the individual school grant will depend on the total enrollment of the schools participating in the program.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
March 14, 2012
Due Date April 25, 2012
Expected
Notification Date
May 23, 2012

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/ffvp12rfa.asp
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/ffvp12result.asp
Other An elementary school is defined as:

  • a school that contains one or more grades K-4, and no grade higher than 8 and not grade span 4-8 (which is classified as a middle school) OR
  • a school that contains one or more grades 5-6 only


  • An elementary school includes the following grade spans:
    K-K, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, K-5, K-6, K-7, K-8
    1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8
    2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8
    3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-8
    4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7
    5-5, 5-6
    6-6

    Contacts

    Program Elizabeth Moreno
    Phone : 916-324-9749
    E-mail : FFVP@cde.ca.gov
    Fiscal David Hazeleaf
    Phone : 916-323-5757
    E-mail : FFVP@cde.ca.gov
    Division Nutrition Services Division
    Phone : 916-445-0850
    Fax : 916-322-3749

    Last Modified: May 29, 2012

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    Sacramento, CA 95814

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