Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) at the national level and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Nutrition Programs (SNP) team carries the program out at the State level.
FFVP is an optional competitive grant that schools can apply for each year. Schools that receive the grant are given money and guidance so that they can serve fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to students during the school day at no charge.
Schools are eligible if they serve any combination of grades K-8 with at least 50% free and reduced price students and who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
The application for the 2015-16 school year was due April 30, 2015 via MEGS+. It is currently closed. Applications for the 2016-17 school year will open by mid-February 2016 (due April 30, 2016). Grant award decisions are posted on this page and announced via MEGS+.
For the 2015-16 school year, there was an in-person training at the annual SNP june conference. There is also an in-person training in Lansing on August 11, 2015 from 8-12. Please contact Adrienne (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up for any trainings or calls, and get the dial-in information
- 2015-16 FFVP Training Agenda - Aug. 11, 2015 (608 W Allegan St, Lansing, MI from 8-12)
- FFVP 2015-16 Training PowerPoint Presentation
- 2015-16 Training and Informational Calls. Please contact Adrienne (email@example.com) to sign up.
- FFVP Administrative Review Preparation (to cover what's expected of of FFVP schools with administrative reviews of their School Nutrition Programs this year)
- Fri, Sept. 25: 9-10 and 1-2
- Mon, Sept. 28: 9-10 and 1-2
- FFVP 101 (open to anyone interested; covers program basics)
- Fri, Jan. 15: 1-2
- Mon, Feb. 12: 1-2
- Additional Training & Program Operations Materials
- Informal Procurement Form
- Buy American Provision
- Procurement Guidance
- Geographic Preferences in Procurement
- FFVP Fees in Foodservice Management Contracts
- School Gardens and FFVP Fees
- Program Management
- Claims and Budget
- Best Practices
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 2015-16 FFVP Districts Up for Administrative Review
- FFVP Administrative Review Checklist
- FFVP Self-Monitoring Form (due Feb. 1st for each FFVP school)
- FFVP Administrative Review Guidance Manual
Nutrition Education & Partnerships
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