TDA Requesting Increase of 10% Administrative Fund Allocation for Schools Participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

" December 15, 2021 - TDA is submitting to USDA a request to allow elementary schools participating in FFVP to utilize up to 20% of their awarded funds (including the currently approved allocation of 10% for administrative costs) to hire part time staff to assist with administering the program.
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In order to assist schools in better promoting the FFVP program and utilizing FFVP funds, TDA is submitting to USDA a request to allow elementary schools participating in FFVP to utilize up to 20% of their awarded funds (including the currently approved allocation of 10% for administrative costs) to hire part time staff to assist with administering the program. TDA will provide additional guidance if this request is approved.


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