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1-2 Publication 417

Publication 417 provides information about eligibility, authorization, and rules for Nonprofit Standard Mail, as follows:

Chapter 2 explains the categories of organizations eligible to mail at the Nonprofit Standard Mail rates and types of organizations that generally are not eligible.

Chapter 3 explains how to apply for Nonprofit Standard Mail authorization at the Post Office™ or Post Office(s) where the organization plans to deposit mail.

Chapter 4 explains how to determine if an individual mailing meets the general requirements for mailing at the nonprofit rates.

Chapter 5 explains the cooperative mail rule and what constitutes an ineligible cooperative mailing.

Chapter 6 explains how to apply the specific content-based restrictions to Nonprofit Standard Mail.

Appendix A provides case studies showing how to apply the content-based rules.

Appendix B contains questions and answers regarding content-based restrictions.

Appendix C contains the Customer Support Rulings (CSRS) that apply to Nonprofit Standard Mail.

Appendix D contains information for requesting the two application forms for authorization to mail at nonprofit rates.

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