Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2020-0089
COVID-19 Questions and Answers for States

USDA has issued a series of question and answer documents on flexibilities, adjustments and waivers to support effective operations and provide access to benefits while states respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0183
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2020-21 during COVID-19

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during implementation of alternative child nutrition program operations throughout School Year 2020-2021 due to the continued novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP 03-2021
Resource | Waivers
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Waivers

FNS is allowing parents/guardians to pick-up FFVP foods and bring them home to their children.

 

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Assessment of the Administrative Review Process in School Meal Programs

The Administrative Review (AR) is the process state agencies use to assess compliance with federal requirements of SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. This study assesses the AR process by examining the results from a purposive sample of ARs. The study also describes in-depth how nine selected state agencies conduct their ARs, and ways the process could be further improved.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0149
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2020-21 during COVID-19

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP23-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0148
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2021

This memorandum provides the total funding amount available to FNS to distribute to state agencies, which is $202.9 million for FY 2021.

SP22-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0071
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID-19: Q&As #2

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the administration of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during school closures in all states and school food authorities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0037
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID-19 

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP 12-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0051
Allocation of FY 2020 Funds

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for fiscal year 2020, to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines, and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.

SP29-2019
Resource | Fact Sheets
FNS-101: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides free, fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of FFVP is to introduce children to new fresh fruits and vegetables and increase overall their acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce. The FFVP also incorporates nutrition education.