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Alaska Special Milk Program Benefits

Program Description

Available to public and private nonprofit schools, child care centers, residential child care institutions, and other nonprofit institutions devoted to the training and care of children, including shelters which do not participate in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal program. The program reimburses for all milk served to children while in the care of the institution. Milk served to low income children may be reimbursed the full cost of the milk served.

General Program Requirements

Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $27,232
2 $36,852
3 $46,472
4 $56,092
5 $65,712
6 $75,332
7 $84,952
8 $94,572

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child's school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/cnp/NSLP.html

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/
Or call: 907-465-8708