Bolsa Alimentação (Bolsa Alimentação Food Grant)
Institutions and agencies involved
Federal conditional cash transfer programme with emphasis on nutrition, following the pattern of Bolsa Escola. In 2003 it became part of the recently created Bolsa Família programme. It continued to pay benefits until 2009.
i) Bolsa Alimentação.
Conditionalities (if any)
Health: Children must comply with the vaccination schedule; Mothers must attend pre and post-natal checks. Others: Participate in educational activities organized by the health center.
0.77% of the population (2002); 0.25% of the population (2003).
US$19,264,172 (2004); US$3,444,782 (2005); US$ 979,453 (2006); US$ 49,521(2007); US$ 6,683(2008). Source of funding: Federal Government of Brazil
Targeting and eligiblity
Families living in extreme poverty (monthly income less than BRL $90 per capita) with children aged 0 to 6 years and/or pregnant women.
Families living in extreme poverty (monthly income less than R$90 per capita) with children aged 0 to 6 years and/or pregnant women. Children aged 0 to 6 years and/or pregnant women.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Exit strategies or criteria:When household loses eligibility. Recertification every six months.
Coverage and other information
Type of benefits
Amount of benefits
Transfer according to family composition (number of children + pregnant women); Maximum per household: One transfer per household.
Benefit delivery mechanism
MP 2,206-01; Decree 1,770 (20/09/01)