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Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2019-20 Announced

March 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service published annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines for Child Nutrition Programs for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The adjustments impact the income guidelines for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
In the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, Guam and U.S. Territories, the monthly income limit for a family of four is $3,970.00 for Reduced Price Meals and $2,790.00 for Free Meals. That limit is $4,963.00 for Reduce Price Meals and $3,488.00 for Free Meals in Alaska, and $4,567.00 for Reduce Price Meals and $3,209.00 for Free Meals in Hawaii. You can view the full chart here.