Summer EBT - S-EBT


S-EBT is a permanent, nationwide program beginning the summer of 2024. It is a result of a federal law called the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December 2022. It gives families with children extra benefits, like SNAP, to help pay for food in the summer.

S-EBT is not new to CT, we were one of the pioneers of this program, piloting it in 2011. S-EBT helps to lower food insecurity and increases access to healthy food.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the lead agency that runs the program, and partners with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).