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California Consulting LLC Announces California Department of Education Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Deadline is March 14, 2016

Fruit and VegetablesCalifornia Department of Education (CDE): Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program ​ (FFVP) Grant​

Deadline: ​ ​March ​14, 2016

Amount: Varies. The amount of the individual school grant will depend on the total enrollment of the schools participating in the program​, usually $50-$75 per student​.

Match: None

Eligibility: Public school districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions who are School Food Authorities

The California Department of Education (CDE), through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), will grant funds to eligible elementary school sites to provide students with a variety of free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks throughout the school day as a supplement to (and not part of) the school breakfast and school lunch programs, and to teach students about good nutrition. The FFVP encourages schools to partner with other entities in the community to support their efforts.

​  ​An eligible school site MUST: (1) Be an elementary school (see definition below), (2) Participate in the NSLP, (3) Have 50 percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced-price ​​meals, (4) Provide fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day, (5) Agree to make free fresh fruits and vegetables available to all enrolled children, (6) Widely publicize within the school the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and (7) Have documented support of the food service manager, principal, and district superintendent.

​  ​Per federal law, schools will be chosen based on their percentage of free/reduced-price students, with the highest priority given to schools with the highest percentages of low-income students, to the maximum extent practicable.

If you are interested in this grant for your district or entity, please contact us directly at 323-728-9002 or visit our website at