Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is available for the 2019-20 school year through the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-234). The purpose of the program is to benefit low-income children who generally have fewer opportunities to consume fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. The program will increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for all participating students. Nebraska was awarded a specified amount for the grant period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. The grant will be awarded to schools in two parts: July 1 – September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Overview of USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

To be eligible to participate, an elementary school, as defined in Rule 10 & 14 must have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. To the maximum extent possible, priority will be given to schools with the highest percentage of low-income students. Selected schools must offer free fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day a minimum of two days per week or more and integrate the program with other wellness activities. Funding to each school will be based on the school’s enrollment for the participating grades.


List of Awarded School Buildings

This document lists Nebraska school buildings that have been selected to participate in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. To be eligible to participate, an elementary school, as defined in Rule 10 & 14 must have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. To the maximum extent possible, priority will be given to schools with the highest percentage of low-income students. Selected schools must offer free fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day a minimum of two days per week or more and integrate the program with other wellness activities. Funding to each school will be based on the school’s enrollment for the participating grades.

SY 2020 FFVP Awarded Sites

 

FFVP Application

The deadline for schools to apply for FFVP for school year 2019-2020 has passed.

All eligible schools will be encouraged to apply for school year 2020-2021 when the application window opens in July 2020. In order to qualify for the FFVP grant, a site’s percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price meals must be at least 50%, and indicated as such in the school’s October 2019 school lunch claim for reimbursement.

SY 2019-2020 FFVP Application Reference

All school districts who applied were notified of the results once funding allocations  were assigned.  Grant application is now closed.

 

 

FFVP Policy Memos

Frequently Asked Questions
FFVP Policy Webpage

 

FFVP Program Training

 

FFVP Resources

Updated August 15, 2019 11:18am