> Alaska Special Milk Program
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 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, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $25,031 if one person lives in the household; $33,689 if two people live in the household; $42,347 if three people live in the household; $51,005 if four people live in the household; $59,663 if five people live in the household; $68,321 if six people live in the household; $76,979 if seven people live in the household; and $85,637 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $8,658 for each additional person in the home.
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:
Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
Program Contact Information:
For more information, please visit:
Department of Education & Early Development (AK)