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Summer EBT for Children

Did you know that Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) benefits are available in the summer months? Learn how New York's Summer EBT program can help feed kids even when they are out of school for the summer!

The new Summer EBT program will help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 in food benefits for each eligible child.

Eligible children will receive Summer EBT food benefits on an EBT card. Families can use their Summer EBT food benefits to buy food like fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains, and dairy at authorized retail food stores, farmers markets, and anywhere else that accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) payments. Most children will be automatically eligible for Summer EBT and do not need to do anything to enroll. However, some children may need to apply. An online application will be available in July.

For more information, visit: otda.ny.gov/SummerEBT