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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

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

Funding Description

The Nutrition Services Division would like to announce this Request for Applications as a grant opportunity for all eligible school food authorities (SFA) to apply for the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2022-23. This FFVP grant period is July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023. The purpose of the FFVP is for elementary schools to provide an additional, free fresh fruit or vegetable snack to students during the school day.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public school districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions who are SFAs are eligible to apply on behalf of elementary school sites that participate in the National School Lunch Program, have 50 percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced-price (F/RP) meals, and agree to provide free, fresh fruits and vegetables to all enrolled children during the school day.
Other Eligibility Considerations Per federal law, schools are chosen based on their percentage of students qualifying for F/RP meals, with the highest priority given to schools with the highest percentages of low-income students. Note: For grades 6, 7, and 8 to be eligible, they must be a part of a qualifying elementary school.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Act Item Number 6100-201-0890, Schedule (1)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5370 / 8220
Total Available $14,000,000
Recipient Amount Various (Per student award has a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75.)
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. Per student award has a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 14, 2022
Due Date March 4, 2022
Expected Notification Date June 24, 2022

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications Fresh Fruit and Vegetable []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFresh Fruit and Vegetable Program 2022 Results []
Other The total amount of funding available is estimated; the actual amount will be released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in May or June 2022.


Program Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, 916-324-8797,
Fiscal Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, 916-324-8797,
Division Nutrition Services Division
Last Modified: June 24, 2022
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