Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables

Grant

Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $0.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Sep 30, 2014

Eligibility:

1) FNS will ensure that at least one project is located in a State in each of the following regions of the United  States: (1) Pacific Northwest; (2) Northeast; (3) Western; (4) Midwest; and (5) Southern.

 2) FNS will prioritize applications based on: 

a. The quantity and variety of growers of local fruits and vegetables in the States on a per capita basis;

b. The demonstrated commi tment of the States to farm to school efforts, as evidenced by prior efforts to increase and promote farm to school programs in the States; and

c. Whether the States contain a sufficient quantity of SFAs, various popu lation sizes, and geographic locations.


Purpose:

This is a request for application and sets forth the guidance and procedures for interested State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) to be considered for participation in the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables, with de-liveries anticipated to begin in the middle of the 2014015 School Year (SY). Interested SDAs must submit an appl ication no later than September 30, 2014 to be considered for selection beginning in SY 2014-201 5.


Additional Info:
All applications must be submitted to PilotFYProcurementProj ect@fns.usda.gov with the su bject line "Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables - (State Name]" and be received by September 30, 2014.