Welfare Info

Special Milk Program for Iowa


What is Special Milk Program for Iowa ?

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.


Special Milk Program for Iowa is administered by Iowa.

Program Requirements

Qualification Requirements Last Updated on 2025-03-01

To be eligible for the Iowa Special Milk Program, you must be a resident of the state of Iowa and meetall ofthe following:

  • Be a child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program; and
  • Be low-income or very low income.

Each child's family must apply annually for free milk eligibility.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $27,861
2 $37,814
3 $47,767
4 $57,720
5 $67,673
6 $77,626
7 $87,579
8 $97,532

*For households with more than eight people, add $9,953 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

What is the application process for Special Milk Program for Iowa ?

To apply for the Special Milk Program contact your state agency.

Contact Info

(515) 281-4757

How to Apply

Special Milk Program Iowa

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