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Technical Assistance Information on FFVP Operations

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SP 33-2008
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DATE: July 31, 2008
SUBJECT: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Technical Assistance Information on FFVP Operations
TO: Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Directors
School Nutrition Programs
All States

This memorandum provides clarification and technical assistance to state agencies and regional offices on the expanded nationwide FFVP. On July 11, 2008 we issued an FFVP memorandum which discussed the nationwide expansion of the FFVP as set forth in the Farm Bill. The issuance of the memorandum generated many inquiries given the complexities of the new requirements and previous FFVP operations under several funding sources.

Although the requirements for FFVP under section 19 of the National School Lunch Act are essentially the same for all state agencies, there are unique transition issues for states that have participated under each of the various funding authorities. There are 4 attachments included with this memorandum. We have attached technical assistance specifically geared toward the three groups; Attachment 1 addresses the 11 permanent states and 6 appropriation states which operated under prior program requirements, Attachment 2 is for the new states and Attachment 3 addresses the 3 territories. Attachment 4 is the funding chart which lists the July 1, 2008 allocation, the October 2008 allocation and the total for the 2008-09 school year for all states.

We will be holding conference calls with each regional office and their states to allow further opportunity to address concerns and inquiries regarding the program.

Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: January 11, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.