Milk Programs

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 20.25 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.

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Program Regulations
Current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for this program are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website: