INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) Monday announced income eligibility guidelines, including household size, for the free and reduced-price school meals and milk programs. The National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk programs were created to support students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk.
The guidelines are effective until June 30, 2021. Children from households that meet federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and milk. Families at or below 130 percent of federal poverty guidelines are eligible for free meals, while those at up to 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines are eligible for reduced price meals, both with specific income and housing size used to determine eligibility.