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The profile of an eagle's head adjoining the words United States Postal Service are the two elements that are combined to form the corporate signature.

Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility: Nonprofit and Other Qualified Organizations

Publication 417 March 2006
Transmittal Letter

A. Purpose

Publication 417, Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility: Nonprofit and Other Qualified Organizations, discusses eligibility, authorization, and the rules for mailing at the Nonprofit Standard Mail® (nonprofit) rates. Many customers find it helpful to reference this publication to gain authorization and determine the eligibility of their mailpiece.

Customers may also consult their local postmaster or business mail entry manager for additional information about Nonprofit Standard Mail.

B. Effective Date

This edition is effective March 2006.

C. Availability

Public - The public can access Publication 417 in PDF and HTML formats on Postal Explorer® at pe.usps.com.

USPS - Postal Service™ employees can access Publication 417 in PDF and HTML formats on the USPS® Web site.

D. How to Use This Book

An introduction is located at the beginning of the book. It explains how information is organized and how each chapter is numbered. Also included are four appendices that contain case studies, questions and answers, Customer Support Rulings, and information on application forms.

E. Comments

Contact your local Post Office™, business mail entry office, or the Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) with comments or questions about our mailing standards (see Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 608.8.4 for addresses and telephone numbers of business mail entry offices and the PCSC).

F. Cancellations

All previous issues of Publication 417 are obsolete.

Stephen M. Kearney, CFA, CTP
Vice President
Pricing and Classification

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