Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines


Adjusted eligibility guidelines to free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, have been posted. The typical annual income limit for a family of four to qualify for reduced-price meals in the next school year is $44,863 (although that number is higher in Alaska and Hawaii), up $740 from last year. The annual adjustments are intended to direct benefits to those children most in need and are revised annually to account for changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Click here to read the Federal Register notice containing the income eligibility guidelines.

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