Participation in Special Milk Program

Aug. 31, 2014

NEWS MEDIA RELEASE

News Media Release for Non-School Special Milk Program Institutions (FFY 2015)

Regulations require that agencies annually make available to the media a public release announcing the availability of free milk to all attending children (no separate charge is imposed) without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and the procedure for filing a complaint. It does not have to be printed or broadcast; you need only make it available. You may, of course, include additional information.

The Aemilian Preschool announces its participation in the Special Milk Program at the following sites: 4515 N. Mayfair Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53225

The Special Milk Program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Program provides financial assistance to any public or non-profit tax exempt agency providing non-residential child care, early education care, and/or school-age child care, as well as non-profit camps for children and homeless feeding sites. The purpose of the Special Milk Program is to encourage the consumption of milk by children receiving care and training in participating agencies. The type of milk served meet standards set by USDA.

The amount of reimbursement received by the Special Milk Program Sponsor is based upon the current USDA rate of reimbursement or the reported average cost per half pint, whichever is the lesser of the two.

The rate of reimbursement is established annually by the USDA. The current rate of reimbursement is $0.2300 per half pint served to eligible children (effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). Milk served to children under 19 years old may be claimed for reimbursement.
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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