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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

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


Funding Description

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 RFA-12: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/ffvp12rfa.asp]
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
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, 916-324-9749, FFVP@cde.ca.gov
    Fiscal David Hazeleaf, 916-323-5757, FFVP@cde.ca.gov
    Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-322-3749 (fax)
    Last Modified: May 29, 2012
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