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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program 2023-24

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


Funding Description

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 during the school day as a supplement to, and not part of, the school breakfast and 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 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, 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, TK
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Budget Act Item Number 6100-201-0890, Schedule (1)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5370 / 8220
Total Available $16,000,000
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. Per student award has a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 13, 2023
Due Date March 3, 2023
Expected Notification Date June 30, 2023

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications Fresh Fruit and Vegeta [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/ffvp23rfa.asp]
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/caffvp.asp?tabsection=0
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFresh Fruit and Vegetable Program 2023 Results [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/ffvp23result.asp]
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 2023.

Contacts

Program The FFVP Team, FFVP@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Unavailable
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609
Last Modified: May 16, 2024
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