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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Elizabeth Moreno, e-mail:, tel. 916-324-9749

Downloading Questions: Laura Gidding , Nutrition Services, e-mail:, tel. 916-324-6153

Document Description
Application (DOC)
Application package for 2012–13 California Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants including checklist, cover sheet, and site forms. Application due April 25, 2012.
Instructions (DOC) Instructions for FFVP Grant Application including eligibility, allowable reimbursement expenses, program guidelines, application requirements, and proposed grant time line.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Handbook External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Handbook.
Guidelines (DOC) Supplemental guidelines to help participating schools implement the FFVP in an effective manner.
Management Bulletin NSD-SNP-10-2012 Notice to public school districts, direct funded charter schools, and county superintendents of schools regarding the FFVP grants.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications
(Posted May-2011)
Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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