Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools during the school day at times other than breakfast, lunch, or after school snack.
Administered at the state level by Child Nutrition & Food Distribution programs – the same agency that administers the National School Lunch Program – the FFVP began in 2004. Legislation in 2008 expanded the program to schools not previously authorized to participate in the program.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has very defined criteria for schools eligible for this program. Section 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) requires that schools with the highest free and reduced price enrollment be given priority for participation. This is the key selection criterion, which ensures that the program benefits low-income children. This criterion cannot be waived to give all schools in the state an equal chance to participate in the program.
The FFVP, as directed under Section 19 of the NSLA as well as some specific FFVP Guidelines is geared toward elementary schools with the highest proportion of free and reduced price enrollment, especially those at 50 percent and higher. Total enrollment of all schools selected in the state must result in a per-student allocation of $50 to $75. A total of $2,152,963 has been allocated to 190 schools so far for the 2019-2020 school year, providing fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to 43,352 students.
The goal of the FFVP is to improve children’s overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health. The FFVP will help schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
The program runs from October 1 to September 30 each year. Applications to participate in the program must be completed yearly. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in late March 2020.

2019-2020 FFVP Grants
Sponsor Site
Alexander Public School District 2 Alexander Public School
Anamoose School District 14 Anamoose Public School
Ashley School District 9 Ashley Public School
Bakker School District 10 Bakker Elementary School
Barnes Co North School Dist Barnes County North School District
Beach Public School District #3 Lincoln Elementary School
Belcourt School District #7 Tiny Turtles Preschool
Belcourt School District #7 Turtle Mt Comm Elementary
Belcourt School District #7 Turtle Mt Middle School
Bismarck Public Schools Dorothy Moses Elementary School
Bismarck Public Schools Jeannette Myhre Elementary School
Bismarck Public Schools Northridge Elementary School
Bismarck Public Schools Pioneer Elementary School
Bismarck Public Schools Will Moore Elementary School
Bottineau Public School District #1 Bottineau Jr-Sr High School
Bowbells Public School District 14 Bowbells Public School
Burke Central School Burke Central Public School
Carrington Public Schools Carrington Elementary School
Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian School
Dakota Prairie Public School Dakota Prairie Elementary School
Devils Lake Public School District Central Middle School
Devils Lake Public School District Minnie H Elementary School
Devils Lake Public School District Prairie View Elementary School
Devils Lake Public School District Sweetwater Elementary School
Divide Co School District Divide County Elementary School
Drayton School District 19 Drayton Public School
Dunseith Day Elementary School Dunseith Day Elementary School
Dunseith Public School District #1 Dunseith Elementary School
Edgeley Public School District 3 Edgeley Public School
Eight Mile Public School Eight Mile Public School
Elgin/New Leipzig School District 49 Elgin/New Leipzig School @ Elgin
Ellendale Public School Ellendale Public School
Enderlin Area 24 Enderlin Area
Fairmount School District 18 Fairmount Public School
Fargo Public Schools Ben Franklin Jr High School
Fargo Public Schools Bennett Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
Fargo Public Schools Centennial Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Clara Barton Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Eagles Elementary
Fargo Public Schools Ed Clapp Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Hawthorne Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Horace Mann Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Jefferson Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Kennedy Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Lincoln Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Madison Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools McKinley Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Roosevelt Elementary School
Fargo Public Schools Washington Elementary School
Fessenden-Bowdon School District Fessenden-Bowdon Public School
Flasher Public School Flasher Public School
Fort Yates Public School Fort Yates Public School
Four Winds School District 30 Four Winds Elementary School
Gackle-Streeter Public School Gackle - Streeter Public School
Garrison School Board Bob Callies Elementary School
Glen Ullin Public School Glen Ullin Public School
Grafton Public Schools Century Elementary School
Grafton Public Schools Grafton High School
Grand Forks Public School Ben Franklin Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Century Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Lake Agassiz Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Phoenix Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Viking Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School West Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Wilder Elementary School
Grand Forks Public School Winship Elementary School
Grenora Public School Grenora Public School
Griggs County School District #18 Griggs County School District #18
Halliday School District #19 Halliday Public School
Hankinson School District #8 Hankinson Public School
Hatton Eielson Public School Hatton Eielson Public School
Hazelton-Moffit School Hazelton-Mof-Brad Public School
Hebron Public School District 13 Hebron Public School
Hettinger School District 13 Hettinger Public School
Hillsboro Public School Hillsboro Elementary School
Jamestown Public School Gussner Elementary School
Jamestown Public School Lincoln Elementary School
Jamestown Public School Louis Lamour Elementary School
Jamestown Public School Roosevelt Elementary School
Jamestown Public School Washington Elementary School
Kenmare Public School District Kenmare Elementary School
Kensal Public School Kensal Public School
Kidder County School District Steele School -Kidder Co
Kidder County School District Tappen School-Kidder Co
Kulm School District 7 Kulm Public School
Lakota School District 66 Lakota Elementary School
LaMoure Public School LaMoure Public School
Lidgerwood Public School Lidgerwood Public School
Lisbon School District 19 Lisbon Elementary School
Litchville-Marion Public School Litchville Public School
Mandaree Public School Mandaree Public School
Maple Valley Public School MAPLE Valley Public School
Max School District 50 Max Public School
Mayville - Portland Peter Boe Jr. Elementary School
McClusky Public School McClusky Elementary School
Medina Public School Medina Public School
Midkota Consortium School District Midkota Elementary School
Midway Public School Midway Public School
Milnor Public School Milnor Public School
Minnewaukan School District 5 Minnewaukan Public School
Minot Public Schools Bell Elementary
Minot Public Schools Dakota Elementary School
Minot Public Schools Edison Elementary School
Minot Public Schools John Hoeven Elementary
Minot Public Schools Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Minot Public Schools Longfellow Elementary School
Minot Public Schools McKinley Elementary School
Minot Public Schools Roosevelt Elementary School
Minot Public Schools Sunnyside Elementary School
Minot Public Schools Washington Elementary School
Minto Public School District Minto Public School
MLS School District 1 Mohall School
Montpelier Public School Montpelier Public School
Mott-Regent School District Mott Public School
Mt Pleasant School District #4 Mt. Pleasant Public School
New England Public School New England Public School
New Salem-Almont School District 49 Prairie View Elementary School
New Town Public School Edwin Loe Elementary School
New Town Public School New Town High School
Newburg United School District 54 Newburg School
North Border School District 100 Pembina Public School
North Border School District 100 Walhalla School
North Star Public School North Star Public School
Oakes School District 41 Inc. Oakes Elementary School
Ojibwa Indian School Ojibwa Indian School
Page Public School Page Public School
Park River Area School District 8 Park River Area School District 8
Parshall Public School Parshall Elementary School
Pingree-Buchanan Public School Pingree Buchanan Elementary School
Pride Manchester House Manchester House
Richardton-Taylor School District Richardton High School
Richardton-Taylor School District Taylor Elementary School
Richland School District #44 Richland Elementary School
Rolette Public School Rolette Public School
Roosevelt Public School Roosevelt Public School
Rugby Public School District 5 Rugby Elementary School
Sawyer Public School District 16 Sawyer Public School
Selfridge Public School Selfridge Public School
Solen Public School District Cannon Ball Elementary School
Solen Public School District Solen High School
South Prairie School District 70 South Prairie Elementary
St Anns Catholic Indian School St. Anns Catholic Indian School
St Bernard Mission School St Bernard Mission School
St Michael's Church of Grand Forks St Michael's School
St Thomas Public School St Thomas Public School
Standing Rock School Standing Rock Elementary School
Starkweather School District 44 Starkweather Public School
Sterling School Board Sterling Elementary School
Strasburg Public School Strasburg Public School
TGU School District 60 Granville Public School
TGU School District 60 Towner Public School
Twin Buttes School Twin Buttes Elementary School
United Tribes Tech College Theodore Jamerson Elem School
Valley City School District 2 Jefferson Elementary School
Valley City School District 2 Valley City High School
Valley City School District 2 Washington Elementary School
Valley-Edinburg School District Valley Edinburg Elementary-Crystal
Valley-Edinburg School District Valley Edinburg Elementary-Hoople
Velva Public School Velva Public School
Wahpeton Public School District Wahpeton Elementary School
Wahpeton Public School District Wahpeton Middle School
Wahpeton Public School District Zimmerman Elementary School
Warwick School District 29 Warwick Public School
West Fargo Public School Brooks Harbor Elementary School
West Fargo Public School Cheney Middle School
West Fargo Public School Eastwood Elementary School
West Fargo Public School Freedom Elementary School
West Fargo Public School L E Berger Elementary School
West Fargo Public School Liberty Middle School
West Fargo Public School Osgood Elementary
West Fargo Public School South Elementary School
West Fargo Public School Westside Elementary School
West Fargo Public School Willow Park Elementary
Westhope Public School Westhope Public School
Williams County School District #8 Garden Valley Elementary School
Williams County School District #8 Missouri Ridge School
Williston Public School Bakken Elementary
Williston Public School Hagan Elementary School
Williston Public School Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Williston Public School McVay Elementary
Williston Public School Rickard Elementary School
Williston Public School Wilkinson Elementary School
Williston Public School Williston Middle School
Wing Public School Wing Public School
Wishek Public School Wishek Public School
Wyndmere Public School Wyndmere Public School
Yellowstone School District 14 Yellowstone School District 14

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