Nutrition and Wellness Programs

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program LogoFresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is happy to announce that the state of Illinois continues to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and fresh vegetable consumption in elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Priority is given to elementary schools based on free and reduced eligibility. This program is different from the Department of Defense (DoD) fruit and vegetable program and funding is to be used for fresh fruits and vegetables provided to children at no cost, outside of the reimbursable meal(s).

The Illinois State Board of Education, Nutrition Programs Division congratulates the following schools that have been selected to participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Illinois.

Application Process

  • The application timeframe for SY 2014-15 has passed.

Forms and Documents

  • Equipment Justification Form pdf document
    If a school would like to purchase an item that is $250 or greater:
  • Approval must be granted by ISBE prior to purchasing equipment – submit Equipment Justification Form
  • If approved, equipment must be purchased by December 31st
  • Equipment is claimed as an Administrative Cost (capped at 10% of grant amount)
  • SY2014-2015 Fund Tracker - Coming Soon!
  • SY 2014-2015 FFVP Claim Form (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) - Coming Soon!
  • Steps for Completing FFVP Claims- Coming Soon!
  • Claim for Reimbursement Deadlines pdf document