> Louisiana Special Milk Program
The Special Milk Program (SMP) for children is designed to encourage consumption of fluid milk by children who are enrolled in an eligible facility which does not participate in any other meal service program. Any school or nonprofit child care institution, summer camp, settlement house or any similar nonprofit institution devoted to the care and training of children can participate in the Special Milk Program upon request. Louisiana has approximately 17 sponsoring organizations that annually operate the SMP at approximately 18 sites across the state.
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 Louisiana, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the household; $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and $68,469 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 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, visit:
You may also call the Department of education at 225-922-1319.