The Special Milk Program (SMP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program that provides cash reimbursement for milk at a rate of 19.25 cents per half pint served at low or no cost to children. The rate of reimbursement changes annually on July 1. The program can be operated at public and private non-profit schools, residential child care institutions, child care centers, summer camps and other sites sponsored by nonprofit organizations. Schools in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program may also participate in the SMP for preschool and kindergarten students who do not have access to meal programs.
The Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program (MKMP) is a state funded program that provides cash reimbursement for milk at a rate of 20 cents per half pint per day per child served at low or no cost to kindergarten students. The program may operate in public and private non-profit schools, and boarding schools. Schools that participate in the SMP may also participate in the MKMP.
Application and other forms are available below.
New Sponsors, read Milk Programs-How to Apply to get started, then complete these forms:
To renew your participation, read Milk Program Application Renewal Instructions 2012-13 to get started.
Required nondiscrimination statement: In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for this program are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website: