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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)

FFVPbadge.pngThe Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is an annually recurring federal grant offered by the United States Department of Agriculture.  This grant is designed for elementary schools with a high percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

A fresh fruit or vegetable is served as a snack outside of regular school meals and is provided to all students who are enrolled in the schools that are awarded the grant.  A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is served, enabling students to experience new and different healthy snacks.​

Impact:

  • Since the program's inception in FY2009, Georgia has received over $42 million in FFVP funds.
  • In SY21, the Georgia Department of Education received over $5.2 million in FFVP funds.
  • In SY21, the Georgia Department of Education awarded an FFVP Grant to 188 elementary schools in 40 districts, serving 99,728 students.​

School Eligiblity​:

  • Be an elementary school
  • Participate in the NSLP
  • Have a minimum of 50% of their enrollment eligible to receive free and
    reduced-price meals
  • Submit an application annually

The FFVP snack must be served during the instructional day outside of breakfast and lunch periods. Schools with very high enrollments of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals that are in good standing with the SA are encouraged to apply.  They will be considered first for this opportunity before schools with lower percentages of free and reduce-price eligible students.

Goals of the FFVP are:

  • Expand the variety of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables that students experience
  • Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by students in schools
  • Impact stud​ents'​ present and future health

Program Resources for Administrators

FFVP Infographic​
FFVP Memo
Application Packet SY21-22
Application Packet SY21-22 with Fillable Form
USDA FFVP Fact Sheet
USDA Handbook and Update
Promoting FFVP Suggestions
SY2021 FFVP Grantees, School Districts and Schools
SY2021 FFVP Training for Grantees
Production Record
Timesheet Prototype
FFVP Budget Worksheet July - September
FFVP Budget Worksheet October - June

​Grant Award Winners

​​​Congratulations to all our FFVP Grant winners! To help you celebrate, we have provided a few marketing pieces including social media posts, a customizeable flyer and even a badge to attach to your email signature! It's all here in this zip file​.​​​
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