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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Overview

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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 2021-2022

Application Period: March 1 through April 9, 2021
Pending receipt of funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grants will be available for the 2021-2022 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 Friday, April 9, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Resources

 

FFVP & COVID-19

Guidance

FFVP Waivers

The DPI School Nutrition Team has applied for and been granted the following waivers for serving virtual students during the 2020-21 SY. Please complete these surveys to let us know if you are utilizing either of the following flexibilities:
The USDA has given the following nationwide flexibilities to the FFVP for serving virtual students:
  • Non-congregate Feeding Waiver allows FFVP schools to distribute the fruit/vegetable snack in a non-congregate manner, including pickup or home delivery.
  • Meal Time Flexibility Waiver allows FFVP schools to distribute the fruit/vegetable snack alongside other Child Nutrition Program meals.

Program Administration

Contacts

For more information about the program, please contact:
 
Claire Koenig, MPH, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-3079
Michelle Zvonar
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9125