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. 

The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children.  The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.  To learn more, visit the FFVP webpage: https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program.

 

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, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8) will no longer be eligible to apply for the program. Only schools able to begin the program at the start of the school year (within the first week of school) will be considered for the grant award.

How to Apply

APPLICATION

Application to the FFVP is done through MEGS+.  School Food Authorities (SFAs) must apply annually for the grant; there is no automatic carry-over of building sites from year to year. Grants are awarded by building and not by entire district.

The application will be available in the spring each year.  Information about the application process will be posted along with the application.  Grant award decisions will be posted on this page when the awards are made.

GRANT YEAR

Grants are awarded on a school year basis (July 1 - June 30). Funding is awarded in two allocations for each school year: July-Sept and Oct-June.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

TRAINING 
Grant recipients need to either attend an in-person training or complete the module below each year.  In-person trainings are being developed for 2019-2020 school year. 
 (COMING SOON!)

  • FFVP Online Training Module (Must start program within a week of school year beginning and middle / intermediate schools are no longer eligible)

FORMS and INSTRUCTIONS

RESOURCES

Contact Us:

Michigan Department of Education

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

FFVP Coordinator:  Linda Stull

Email:  StullL@michigan.gov

517-241-3884