District Receives Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Interim Superintendent Anna Shepherd announces that Floyd County Schools has received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant. The total grant award of $233,340.00 is for the 2021-2022 school year.


The federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP wants to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, to expand the variety of and increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables children experience, and to make a lasting difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health 


Selection is based upon submitted applications from elementary schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and that have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Priority is given to schools with the highest percentage of free and reduced-price eligible students. Kentucky received more than 3.8 million dollars in FFVP funding for the 2022 Federal Fiscal Year. Each participating school will receive funds to operate the program based on approximately $50 per student. Schools and funding are listed below:


South Floyd ES $43,200.00

Allen ES $30,720.00

Betsy Layne ES $38,700.00

J.M. Stumbo ES $21,960.00

Prestonsburg ES $42,540.00

Duff-Allen Central ES $35,220.00

May Valley ES $21,000.00


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.








To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 

1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 


(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 


(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.


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