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									Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
          Application for Funding




Federal legislation authorized funds for a limited number of Kansas elementary schools
to participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during school year
2011-2012. KSDE will receive the FFVP funds and these funds will be prorated among
the participating schools based on enrollment.

These schools will receive additional funds to offer free fresh fruits and vegetables to
elementary students in one or more areas at times other than meal service periods. No
more than ten percent of FFVP funds may be used for operating and administrative
costs incurred for expenses such as preparation and distribution of fruits and
vegetables.

To the maximum extent practicable, the majority of schools selected will be those in
which 50% or more of students are eligible for reduced price or free school meals.
Priority will also be given to schools that establish partnerships with non-federally
funded organizations to provide additional resources to implement the program.

To apply for FFVP funding in school year 2011-2012, complete this application. Keep a
copy for your files and return the signed original no later than May 6, 2011 to:

                                Cheryl Johnson, Director
                               Child Nutrition & Wellness
                          Kansas State Department of Education
                                    120 SE 10th Ave.
                                   Topeka, KS 66612

                     Direct questions to your area consultant or to
               Cheryl Johnson: csjohnson@ksde.org OR 785-296-2276.




 Child Nutrition & Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education – 785-296-2276 – www.kn.eat.org
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Part A. Application and Eligibility Requirements
  1. FFVP funds will be provided only to Kansas schools that participate in the National
     School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program.

  2. To the greatest extent practicable, the majority of schools selected for FFVP
     participation will have 50 percent or more of students eligible for reduced price or free
     school meals based on reimbursement claims submitted via the KN-CLAIM computer
     system.

  3. Priority will also be given to schools that establish partnerships with non-federally funded
     organizations to provide additional resources to implement the program.

  4. All FFVP activities must be implemented in Kansas schools during the 2011-2012
     academic year.
  5. Applicant must agree to use the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Handbook for
     Schools to guide FFVP implementation, to participate in required training, and to return
     all required agreements and reports to KSDE.
  6. Late applications will not be accepted unless an inadequate number of applications are
     received by the deadline date.

  7. Incomplete applications or those missing signatures will automatically be disqualified.
  8. Submission of a FFVP application does not guarantee selection for participation.


Part B. School Information
      Complete a separate application for each school.

      School District or Private School Number and Name (USD, X0, etc.):

      School’s KSDE Building Number and School’s Name:


Part C. Contact Person Information
      Name:
      Job Title:

      Mailing Address:

      City, State, Zip:

      Work Area Code/Phone Number:

      E-mail address:




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Part D. Implementation Plans

  1. Has the school identified any potential partners that have committed to provide non-
     federal resources to support the FFVP?
        Yes      No


  2. If item 1 is answered “Yes”, list the name of each partner and describe the resource(s)
     the partner will provide to support the FFVP:


  3. Check all of the following ways in which you plan to offer fresh fruits and vegetables to
     students.
         Carts or stands in the hallways
         In the classrooms
         In the cafeteria at times other than meal periods
         Other, describe:

  4. What times of day would the fruits and vegetables be available?

  5. How will the students in your school benefit from this program?

  6. How will nutrition education be linked to the service of fresh fruits and vegetables?


  7. How will you involve the entire school community (students, teachers, administrators,
     food service staff, custodial staff, parents, etc.) in the FFVP?

  8. What do you anticipate to be your major barrier to success with the FFVP and how will
     you overcome it?

  9. Why should your school be selected for the FFVP?


Part E. School Health Initiatives

  1. Is this school/district enrolled as a Team Nutrition School?
          a.    Yes
          b.    No
  2. Does this school/district participate in Kansas Coordinated School Health?
        a.     Yes
        b.     No
  3. Has this school/district participated in any other programs to improve student
     health/wellness during the last three years?
        a.      Yes
        b.      No
        c. If so, please name and briefly describe the program(s):


 Child Nutrition & Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education – 785-296-2276 – www.kn.eat.org
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Part F. Agreement and Signature
We have reviewed this application and attest to the accuracy of the information provided. If
selected, we agree to implement the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program as outlined in Section
A. of this application and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures established by
USDA. Further, we agree to participate in any USDA-sponsored evaluations and to provide the
information requested by the specified deadlines.


_____________________________________________________                        ____________
District Superintendent                                                      Date


_____________________________________________________                        ____________
School Principal                                                             Date


_____________________________________________________                        ____________
School’s Food Service Manager                                                Date


_____________________________________________________                        ____________
Authorized Representative for School Nutrition Program                       Date




In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution
is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or
disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




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