Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility: Nonprofit and Other
Publication 417 March 2006
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.
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.
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).
All previous issues of Publication 417 are obsolete.
Stephen M. Kearney, CFA, CTP
Pricing and Classification