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Idaho Special Milk Program Benefits

Program Description

The Special Milk Program provides reimbursement for milk served to children in programs where they have no access to lunch either through the National School Lunch Program or the Child and Adult Care Food Program. These programs include half-time kindergarten programs in schools and summer camps for children.

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. For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Idaho.

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

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
https://sde.idaho.gov/cnp/sch-mp/reference/files/special-milk/Special-Milk-Program.pdf

Program Contact Information

For information on the Idaho Special Milk program (SMP), please visit: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/
To learn more about Idaho SMP, please call the Department of Education at: 208-332-6820