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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)



The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. Elementary schools with a free and reduced-priced eligibility of 50%, or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) equivalent, or higher may apply for this grant opportunity each year.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2023-24

Application Period: March 16 through April 14, 2023

Pending receipt of funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grants will be available for the 2023-2024 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 during the school day but not during meal periods
  • Purchase non-food items that are necessary to prepare and/or serve the fruits and vegetables
  • Pay for staff time to prepare and serve the fruits and vegetables
  • Pay for administrative labor costs and/or equipment that are necessary to operate the FFVP

To apply:

  • Application Instructions – Please read instructions before completing your online 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 Friday, April 14, 2023. Applications cannot be considered after this date.
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Resources


FFVP & COVID-19 Waivers

The following waivers are available for FFVP operators (or awarded schools) when congregate service is limited by the COVID-19 pandemic and students are learning virtually during the 2022-23 school year. If your SFA would like to use the following waivers, contact one of the FFVP Coordinators.

  • Non-congregate Feeding Waiver - allows the fruit or vegetable snack to be taken off site by students.
  • Mealtime Flexibility Waiver - allows distribution of the fruit or vegetable snack alongside other Child Nutrition Program meals.
  • Parent or Guardian Pickup Waiver –allows parents or guardians to pick up the fruit or vegetable snack.
  • Alternate Serving Site Waiver - allows pick up of the fruit or vegetable snack from other sites.

Program Administration


For more information about the program, please contact:
Molly Gregory, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 267-9276
Michelle Zvonar
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9125