Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Below are the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs), to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk.

These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and USDA Foods in Schools), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. The annual adjustments are required by section 9 of the National School Lunch Act.

They are effective from July 1 through June 30 every year:

Page updated: February 09, 2023