Milk Carton Shortage Emergency Funding Application

Complete the online form for support funding if your school requires assistance in maintaining milk service in your school meal programs. American Dairy Association North East is dedicated to supporting schools and ensuring that students receive the essential nutrients they need, provided by dairy milk. Please be aware that funding is limited, and not all schools may receive awards.

IMPORTANT: Prepare the required information listed below before starting the brief 5-10 minute funding application. Note that once initiated, the application cannot be saved for later completion. Complete the application in one sitting.

Ensure you have this information on hand before proceeding with your application:

  1. Your school’s ZIP code
  2. Your school principal’s name and email address
  3. Your school nutrition professional’s name and email address
  4. Approximate total number of meals served at your location per day (or the location you are supporting)
  5. How your school wants to receive funding, if approved. Options are via check or an electronic transfer of the funding.
  6. If opting to receive a check, the name of person or entity the check should be made out to, and the mailing address.
  7. School District’s Federal Employer Identification Number
    (Note: This is a 9-digit number in the following format XX- XXXXXXX; also called the Tax ID Number or the Federal EIN. It is NOT the same as tax-exempt number or State EIN. Your district’s business office or the school’s front office should be able to provide the FEDERAL EIN.)


About the Funding Opportunity:

  • You may apply for a maximum of $1,000 in funding per school building.
  • Each school may only submit one application.
  • The person completing the application must be one of the following:
    • School Principal
    • School Nutrition Manager
    • District School Nutrition Director
    • District Superintendent
  • Each application is for a single school to apply. If multiple schools from a school district would like to apply, a separate application is required for each school.
  • Applications will be reviewed after the application has closed. The applicant, principal, and school nutrition manager will be notified of the decision on your application within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  • If your application is approved, you will receive your funding shortly after receiving your email notification.



  • School must be located within the American Dairy Association North East territory
  • School must participate in the National School Lunch Program
  • School must include at least one of the grades K-12
  • School must be located in a recognized “brick and mortar” school building


Application Assistance:

Please use the Save button often and only Submit when you have completed all four tabs.

If you have any questions or need technical assistance with the application, contact the Help Desk.

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