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. 

Elementary schools with at least 50% free and reduced price students and who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to apply. Effective for school year 2017-18, middle and intermediate schools (e.g., grades 4-8, 6-8, 7-8) will no longer be eligible to apply for the program.


CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions related to Michigan FFVP, please contact the FFVP State Coordinator, Adrienne Davenport, MPH, RDN at davenporta1@michigan.gov or 517-241-1762 or mde-schoolnutrition@michigan.gov. Please note that some documents have been taken down due to ADA compliance issues. If you are looking for a document listed below, please email Adrienne.

APPLICATION

The application will open in MEGS+ by early May 2017, and will be due by June 30, 2017. Grant award decisions are posted on this page and announced via MEGS+ in July.

GRANT YEAR

Starting 2017-18, the grants will be awarded each year by fiscal year, or October 1 - the following September (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018). Recipients of the 2016-17 grant will get extensions of their award through September 30, 2016 during this adjustment period.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • 2016-17 Participating Schools

TRAINING 
In person trainings are held each August. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up for any trainings or calls, and get the dial-in information.

 

  • 2016-17 Training and Informational Calls. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up.

    • FFVP Q&A (for FFVP participants interested in asking questions and talking about best practices)
      • Completed
    • FFVP 101 (open to anyone interested; covers program basics)
      • Completed; Additional Spring Dates TBD

TRAINING & PROGRAM OPERATIONS MATERIALS

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS - INFO. FOR FFVP SCHOOLS



Related Documents
FFVP 2015-16 Best Practice Districts PDF icon
FFVP Admin Review Checklist PDF icon
FFVP Allowable and Unallowable Purchases PDF icon
FFVP Basic Budget Exercise PDF icon
FFVP Justification of Large Purchase Form PDF icon
FFVP Key Dates PDF icon
FFVP Self-Monitoring Form PDF icon