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Eligibility Scales

Income Eligibility Guidelines
for Free and Reduced-price Meals or Free Milk
in Child Nutrition Programs

Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, participants from households with incomes at or below the following levels may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals or free milk.

Note: The new income calculations are based on annual figures and the following formulas: Monthly = annual income divided by 12; Twice Per Month = annual income divided by 24; Every Two Weeks = annual income divided by 26; and Weekly = annual income divided by 52. All dollar amounts are rounded up to the next whole dollar.

Free Eligibility Scale
Meals, Snacks, and Milk

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1

$ 16,588

$ 1,383

$ 692

$ 638

$ 319

2

$ 22,412

$ 1,868

$ 934

$ 862

$ 431

3

$ 28,236

$ 2,353

$ 1,177

$ 1,086

$ 543

4

$ 34,060

$ 2,839

$ 1,420

$ 1,310

$ 655

5

$ 39,884

$ 3,324

$ 1,662

$ 1,534

$ 767

6

$ 45,708

$ 3,809

$ 1,905

$ 1,758

$ 879

7

$ 51,532

$ 4,295

$ 2,148

$ 1,982

$ 991

8

$ 57,356

$ 4,780

$ 2,390

$ 2,206

$ 1,103

For each additional family member, add:

$ 5,824

$ 486

$ 2430

$ 224

$ 112

 

Reduced-price Eligibility Scale
Meals and Snacks

 
Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1

$ 23,606

$ 1,968

$ 984

$ 908

$ 454

2

$ 31,894

$ 2,658

$ 1,329

$ 1,227

$ 614

3

$ 40,182

$ 3,349

$ 1,675

$ 1,546

$ 773

4

$ 48,470

$ 4,040

$ 2,020

$ 1,865

$ 933

5

$ 56,758

$ 4,730

$ 2,365

$ 2,183

$ 1,092

6

$ 65,046

$ 5,421

$ 2,711

$ 2,502

$ 1,251

7

$ 73,334

$ 6,112

$ 3,056

$ 2,821

$ 1,411

8

$ 81,622

$ 6,802

$ 3,401

$ 3,140

$ 1,570

For each additional family member, add:

$ 8,288

$ 691

$ 346

$ 319

$ 160

 
  • Household is synonymous with family and means a group of related or unrelated individuals who are not residents of an institution or boarding house, but who are living as one economic unit sharing housing and all significant income and expenses. This scale does not apply to households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—known as CalFresh in California, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, or children who are recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families—known as CalWORKs in California. Those children are automatically eligible for free meal benefits.