Special Milk Program


The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions, and summer camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses sponsors for the milk they serve.

Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs also may participate in the SMP to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

Begun in 1955, the Special Milk Program is administered at the Federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Food and Consumer Service (FCS).

Who is Eligible to Apply:

Public and non-profit private schools, child care institutions, and summer camps.

Amount of Funds Available:

The SMP is a federal reimbursement program. For more information on current reimbursement rates, please go to: Reimbursement Rates

Application Due Date:

Applications are accepted year-round.

Links to application materials or other grant information:

Contact for More Information:


School Contacts:


Jessica Sharkus, RD, CD, Director
Phone: 608.267.9121
E-Mail: Jessica.Sharkus@dpi.wi.gov

Child Care Institutions and Summer Camp Contacts:

Amanda Kane, Director
Phone: 608.267.9123
E-Mail: Amanda.Kane@dpi.wi.gov
Ellen Sullivan, RD, MS, CD, Community Nutrition Team Supervisor
Phone: 608.267.1070
E-Mail: Ellen.Sullivan@dpi.wi.gov

For questions about this information, contact Amy Kolano (608) 266-7124