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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 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) will grant funds to eligible elementary school sites participating in the National School Lunch Program 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: The FFVP Team , email: FFVP@cde.ca.gov

Downloading Questions: The FFVP Team, email: FFVP@cde.ca.gov

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 that 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.
FFVP Guidelines Supplemental guidelines to help participating elementary schools implement the FFVP in an effective manner. All agencies currently participating in any and all federal Child Nutrition Programs 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. (PDF) The United States 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 & 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: Monday, March 04, 2024
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