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Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines SY 20-21

  • Friday, March 20, 2020 11:38 AM
    Message # 8845033

    This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to

    the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility

    for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July

    1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. These guidelines are used by schools,

    institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch

    Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program,

    Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program

    and Summer Food Service Program. The annual adjustments are required by

    section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The

    guidelines are intended to direct benefits to those children most in

    need and are revised annually to account for changes in the Consumer

    Price Index.

    DATES: Implementation July 1, 2020.


     Income Eligibility Guidelines

        The following are the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be effective

    from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Department's guidelines

    for free meals and milk and reduced price meals were obtained by

    multiplying the year 2020 Federal income poverty guidelines by 1.30 and

    1.85, respectively, and by rounding the result upward to the next whole


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