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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) Nutrition Services Division (NSD), 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 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.

Program Questions: Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, Program Analyst, email: FFVP@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-324-8797

Downloading Questions:

Document Description
Online Application
Online grant application using Snap Survey. Printable version available for content review. The NSD will only accept online applications.
Grant Eligibility
Details of who is eligible to apply for the grant and minimum criteria must be met to receive a grant.
Instructions
Instructions to complete the online grant application.
Funding Profile
Public notification of the grant program and funding information.
California FFVP Guidelines
Supplemental guidelines to help participating schools implement the FFVP in an effective manner. All agencies currently participating in any federal Child Nutrition Program administered by the CDE, must be in good standing in the operation of those programs and in compliance with all related regulations during the application process and at all times during the course of the grant period.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Handbook External link opens in new window or tab.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's FFVP: A Handbook for Schools.
Good Standing Status

Includes the criteria that the California Department of Education will consider in determining an agency's good standing status.

Grant Appeal Request Form (PDF)
Grant Appeal Procedures and Request Form may be used to file an official appeal after grant recipients have been posted.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications
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 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.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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