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FFVP Request for Applications Announcement


The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announces a grant opportunity for elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The FFVP grant period is July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021.

All eligible agencies, current 2019–20 FFVP grantees, and new applicants interested in a 2020–21 FFVP grant must respond to this Request for Applications (RFA).

Program History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the FFVP at the federal level and the NSD administers the FFVP in California. The purpose of the FFVP is to provide all children in a participating elementary school with a variety of free, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks during the school day. The FFVP is a supplement to (and not part of) the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program and includes teaching students about good nutrition. Participating schools are also encouraged to partner with community entities to support their FFVP efforts.

For more information about the FFVP and grant eligibility requirements, visit the CDE California FFVP web page.

Grant Application Package and Deadline

The FFVP grant application package and instructions are available on the CDE FFVP Grant RFA web page.

The online application closes on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 4 p.m., at which time applications will no longer be accepted.

Informational Webinar

The NSD is providing an informational Webinar, How to Apply for the California FFVP Grant Webinar, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. New applicants will learn how to complete the 2020–21 FFVP RFA from NSD staff members: Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant, and Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, Program Analyst.

Preregistration is not required for this webinar. Prior to the event, participants will access the WebEx webinar web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Event number: 669 968 841

Event password: 177564

Attendees will be provided a call-in number with special identification after login and will need to call-in using a phone in order to listen to the webinar.

The NSD currently offers webinars using the Cisco WebEx service. Please test your computer’s compatibility to make sure it is ready to use WebEx prior to attending a webinar session by visiting the WebEx Join a Test Meeting web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab.. If you experience issues joining the meeting, contact WebEx support by phone at 1-866-229-3239.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, Program Analyst, by phone at 916-324-8797 or the FFVP team by email at FFVP@cde.ca.gov.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, February 14, 2020
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