06-11-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #15


Title
2013-14 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Discussion

On February 26, 2013, The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) submitted an application for the 2013-14 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant to the Florida Department of Agriculture for the following schools:  Cambridge Elementary and Endeavour Elementary.  As a reminder, the original application came before the Board on February 26, 2013.

We are pleased to report that both schools have been selected to participate in this program which will operate from July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.  Funding is estimated at $71,250 and does not require a grant match.  FNS attended a training workshop on May 21, 2013 via webinar, which covered all the requirements for operating this program.  FNS will partner with Cambridge and Endeavour Elementary schools to insure all criteria for successfully operating the FFVP are met throughout the school year.



Recommendation
Accept the grant for Cambridge and Endeavour Elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2013-14 school year.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 2/26/2013
Consent after Information6/11/2013

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
14$29,100$29,1004101041TBDTBDTBDTBD
14$42,150$42,1504101051TBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

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

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




Attachment:  2013-14 FFVP Approval Letter.pdf