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. Middle and intermediate schools (e.g., grades 4-8, 6-8, 7-8) will no longer be eligible to apply for the program. Only schools able to begin the program within a week of the start of the school year will be considered for the grant award.


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 2019-20 school year application will open in MEGS+ by the end of February 2019, and will be due by April 30, 2019. Grant award decisions will be posted on this page and announced via MEGS+ in May.

GRANT YEAR

Grants are given on a school year basis (July 1 - June 30). Funding is broken into two parts for each school year: July-Sept and Oct-June expenditures.

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. Grant recipients need to either attend an in-person training or complete the module below each year.

  • FFVP Online Training Module (Updates since this was posted: Must start program within a week of the school year starting and middle and intermediate schools no longer eligible)

 

2018-19 Training and Informational Calls. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up.

  • FFVP Requirements (for participating schools)
    • August 3 - 8:30-11:30 at Michigan Works! in Lansing
    • August 7 - 9-11 via Webinar
    • August 9 - 2-4 via Webinar
    • August 20- 2-4 via Webinar
  • FFVP Admin. Review Requirements (for districts selected for administrative review this school year)
    • TBD

TRAINING & PROGRAM OPERATIONS MATERIALS

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



Related Documents
FFVP Admin Review Checklist PDF icon
FFVP Allowable and Unallowable Purchases PDF icon
FFVP Basic Budget Exercise PDF icon