2021–22 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, 2021–June 30, 2022.
All eligible agencies, current 2020–21 FFVP grantees, and prospective new applicants must respond online to this Request for Applications.
Grant Application Package and Deadline
The FFVP grant application package and instructions are available on the CDE FFVP Grant Request for Applications web page.
The online application closes on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 4 p.m., at which time applications will no longer be accepted. The NSD will only accept online applications.
In the past, the CDE FFVP Grant Request for Applications has requested eligible elementary school food authorities (SFA) to provide the school site’s total enrollment of all students and the total number of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals using the previous year’s October data. However, due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the CDE is requesting eligible SFAs to use October 2019 data instead.
The U.S Department of Agriculture 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.
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant, by phone at 916-322-9943 or the FFVP team by email at FFVP@cde.ca.gov.