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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Overview

 
Program Description: The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables. This grant opportunity must be applied for annually. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the school's enrollment and the available funding provided by the USDA.
 
Purpose: The purpose of the program is to expand and increase the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables children experience and consume. Combined with nutrition education and a reinforcement of healthful eating habits, the program emphasizes the long-term goals of positively influencing children's life-long eating habits and combating childhood obesity.
 
Who is Eligible to Apply:
  • Public and non-profit private elementary schools that have 50% or greater of their students receiving free and/or reduced price meals.
  • Schools participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) if their individual school Identified Student Percentage (ISP) multiplied by 1.6 equals 50% of higher. This represents the CEP school's free and reduced-price eligibility equivalent.​
If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
 
Dana Colla, MS, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
608.267.9206
Claire Koenig, MPH, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
608.266.3079

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2018-2019

 
Application Period: March 5 through April 16, 2018
Pending receipt of funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grants will be available for the 2018-2019 school year. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the school’s enrollment and the available funding provided by the USDA. Multiple school sites may apply to receive funding; however, separate applications for each site are required.
 
Funds can be used to:
  • Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to be served to all students as a snack during the school day but not during meal periods
  • Purchase non-food items that are necessary to prepare and/or serve the fruit and vegetable snacks
  • Pay for staff time to prepare and serve the fruit and vegetable snacks
  • Pay for administrative labor costs and/or equipment that are necessary to operate the FFVP
To apply:
  • Application Instructions (Accessible Version) - Please read instructions thoroughly before completing your application.
  • FFVP Online Services - Use the Wisconsin Child Nutrition Online Services to submit an online application.
  • Agreement Form  - Applications are not complete without the signed agreement form. Applications must be submitted online by Monday, April 16, 2018. No late applications will be accepted.
 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2017-2018

New for 2017-18: USDA now awards Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant funding to state agencies on a federal fiscal year (FY) basis. Subawards will continue to be issued to grant recipients in two allocations.

Program Administration