USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program – Applications

The application period for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is mid-spring. The application process is:

  • OSPI/CNS invites all eligible elementary schools to apply. The invitation announcement is sent via email to superintendents and food service directors (or business managers if using a food service management company), identifying eligible school(s) within the Local Education Agency (LEA).
  • The application period is typically no more than a month; reminder emails are sent twice to ensure as many applicants as possible apply.
  • Late applications are not considered.
  • Schools with the highest free and reduced-price enrollment, based on October 31st building data, are selected for participation.
  • OSPI/CNS sends funding determination letters to superintendents and food service directors (or business managers) by June 30th.
  • OSPI/CNS posts the updated participant list on the FFVP website by July 30th.


Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Jennifer Mitchell, Summer Food and Special Projects Supervisor
(360) 725-6056

Amber Horan, Administrative Assistant
(360) 725-6202

Colleen McGuire, Fiscal Analyst
(360) 725-6211


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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