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Request for Applications

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program


Due: Friday, March 4, 2022

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.

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

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

Document Description
Online Application
Online grant application using Snap Survey. Printable version available for content review. The Nutrition Services Division 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: Friday, January 14, 2022
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