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Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply


The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announces a new online training course: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): How to Apply, Course Number 460. You may access the course on the CDE FFVP: How to Apply web page. This course provides an overview of the FFVP and the FFVP grant application process.

As a reminder, the CDE NSD recently released the FFVP Request for Applications (RFA) for eligible elementary schools for School Year 2021–22. Applications are due by Friday, March 5, 2021, at 4 p.m. The grant period is July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022. The grant application package and instructions are available on the CDE FFVP Grant RFA web page.

Program History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture FFVP is administered by the NSD 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 or the National School Lunch Program and includes providing student nutrition education. For more information about the FFVP and grant eligibility requirements, please visit the CDE FFVP web page.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant, by phone at 916-322-9943 or the FFVP team by email at FFVP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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