Special Milk Program
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Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in nonprofit schools who do not participate in other Child Nutrition programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

USDA Special Milk Program Fact Sheet

2015-16 Application Materials


Reimbursement Rates for Special Milk Program
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
  All Milk Paid Milk Free Milk
Pricing Programs without free option $0.20 N/A N/A
Pricing Programs with free option N/A $0.20 Average cost Per 1/2 pint of milk
Non-pricing Programs $0.20 N/A N/A

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Bulletins and Memos


Renewal of Special Milk Program Application for 2015–16 School Year - Attach 1, Attach 2



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Nutrition Programs

Program Supervisor
Wendy Barkley, 360-725-6220

Administrative Support
Carleigh Thorson, 360-725-6203

Program Specialist
Debra Calhoun, 509-323-2751
Kari Lund, 425-776-2955
Pam Mahre, 509-575-2412
Chuck Ziara, 253-583-8810
Melissa Hill, 360-725-4950
Lisa Jekel, 360-725-4957
Katy Short, 360-952-3313
Katie Mettler, 425-917-7924


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