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.

Required nondiscrimination statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing 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.

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