Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program FFVP

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food and Nutrition Service, Headquarters Office
3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Phone: (703) 305-2590

Cash grants for fresh fruits and vegetables:

FY 14 est $ 205,000,000
FY 15 est $ 160,000,000

Allocation of this type of funding is based on a funding formula.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants are available to selected low-income public and nonprofit private elementary schools to serve produce to school children during the school year. To get the federal grants all participating schools must agree to serve fresh fruits and vegetables free to all enrolled children, and to publicize fresh fruit and vegetable availability within the school. All participating schools are subsequently reimbursed with the available grants for funding the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All  children enrolled in the selected elementary schools that participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. As required by this federal program State agencies must select low income public and nonprofit private elementary schools to participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

For more information on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program contact:
Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Phone: (703) 305-2590