California Department of Education (CDE) - Nutrition Services Division
03/05/21 4:00 PM
Grants to California school food authorities on behalf of elementary schools to provide students with fresh produce outside of mealtime. Priority will be given to schools with the highest percentages of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals to the maximum extent practicable.
The goal of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is to improve healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices and to:
The program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity and by helping children learn more healthful eating habits.
Grant Program Requirements:
Grantees have the flexibility to develop their own implementation plan and choose the type of produce, number of days a week, and times during the day to provide the free fresh fruit or vegetable snacks to their students. Grantees are also encouraged to develop partnerships to help implement the program, such as with local universities, extension services, farmers markets, and local growers and grocers.
Grantees are required to adhere to the following:
In the event that student instruction and food service adaptations, as well as related USDA child nutrition program waivers for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are still in effect for SY 2021–22, the CDE NSD will adjust FFVP implementation accordingly. This may include supporting distance learning and self-guided nutrition education opportunities, as well as parent pick-up, bundled distribution, and allowances for distribution at alternate non-FFVP sites.
For more information, see the Guidelines (https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/caffvp.asp?tabsection=1) and the FFVP Program Handbook for Schools in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 168676
Grant awards are based on student enrollment and range from $50 to $75 per student per school.
The grant period is July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/s.asp?k=160736773704
Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant
Fiscal contact and downloading questions:
Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker, Program Analyst
Nutrition Services Division
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