03-22-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #22


Title
2011-12 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Discussion

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) authorizes funds for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for all states.  FFVP grant funding is available for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 20, 2012 for elementary schools.  One of the criteria is that schools must have 50 percent or more of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals; the highest priority will be given to schools with the highest percentages of low-income students. Funds will be used primarily to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to be served at no charge to students while a small percentage of funds may be used for operating and administrative costs incurred for the preparation and distribution of the fruits and vegetables.  Funding is estimated at $66,350 and does not require a cash match.  In order to be considered for this grant, each interested school is required to submit a completed packet which includes a School Profile, School Proposal, and Certification Form to the Florida Department of Education.  Due to the time constraint of submittal, the School Board is being asked to approve the grant application in order to meet the April 1, 2011 deadline.  Selection of the schools will be made in mid-April.  A copy of the application is available in the Office of Food and Nutrition Services for review. 



Recommendation
Approve the submission of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) application packet for the following schools:  Cambridge Elementary and Endeavour Elementary.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/22/2011

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Food Services

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12$66,350TBD410TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, ext. 690

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent, Financial Services, ext. 600




Attachment:  11-12 FFVP Memo FINAL.pdf