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Arizona Special Milk Program Benefits

Program Description

The Special Milk Program (SMP) is available to children of all schools or nonprofit child care institutions which do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This includes nonprofit day care centers, summer camps, settlement houses and homeless shelters. An eligible shelter's primary purpose must be to provide shelter and a minimum of one regularly scheduled meal service per day to homeless families. The shelter cannot be a residential child care institution.

The SMP is also available to students attending a split-session kindergarten or pre-primary students in a school that participates in the NSLP or SBP, if those students do not have access to the lunch or breakfast programs.

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 Arizona.

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 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

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

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit: http://www.azed.gov
Or you can call the Child Nutrition Programs office toll-free at: 1-800-352-4558