08-12-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Discussion

On March 18, 2014, The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) submitted an application for the 2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant to the Florida Department of Agriculture for the following schools:  Cambridge Elementary, Endeavour Elementary and Saturn Elementary.  As a reminder, the original application came before the Board on March 11, 2014.

We are pleased to report that all three schools have been selected to participate in this program which has a grant time frame of July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.  Funding is estimated at $108,750 and does not require a grant match.  FNS will be attending a training workshop via webinar which will cover all the requirements for operating this program.  FNS will partner with Cambridge, Endeavour and Saturn Elementary schools to insure all criteria for successfully operating the FFVP are met throughout the school year.



Recommendation
Accept the grant for Cambridge, Endeavour and Saturn Elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2014-15 school year.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/11/2014
Consent after Information8/12/2014

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
15$30,70030,7004101041TBDTBDTBDTBD
15$40,900$40,9004101051TBDTBDTBDTBD
15$37,150$37,1504101131TBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

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

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




Attachment:  FFVP Award Letter.pdf