Milk Donation Reimbursement Program (MDRP)

Under this program, eligible dairy organizations partner with non-profit organizations that distribute food to low income individuals. Those partnerships may apply for and receive limited reimbursements to cover expenses related to certain fluid milk product donations.

In the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress directed USDA to develop the program to reduce food waste and provide nutrition assistance to low-income individuals. Congress authorized $9 million for the program in Fiscal Year 2019, and $5 million per fiscal year thereafter.

Interested partnerships must apply for 2019 and 2020 program participation by submitting a completed Milk Donation and Distribution Plan, for each year, no later than December 6, 2019. See below for information on how to apply and claim reimbursement.

Program Forms

Submit the following to apply for program eligibility:

Once approved for program eligibility, submit the following to claim reimbursement (these forms will be posted at a later date):

  • MDRP Reimbursement Claim
  • MDRP Claim Spreadsheet

Submit all forms to MDRP@usda.gov

Additional Program Information

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