Summer EBT

A one-time summer benefit amount of $120 will be issued to each eligible child. Benefit cards will be mailed to eligible children beginning in mid June and throughout the summer.


Your benefits will be issued on a Summer EBT card and mailed to the address provided by your school. Please note that the Summer EBT card is separate from a SNAP card, P-EBT card, and any other benefit card. Once mailed, cards may take a few weeks to reach your address. Please confirm your preferred summer address with your school district.

Once you have received your Summer EBT card, you will need to activate it and then you may check the balance of benefits at any time.

To activate your card, you can:

  • Call EBT Customer Service at 1-800-997-3333, select your preferred language, then press 1 for EBT, then press 1 again to activate your EBT card.
  • Please note:  If you press 2 for Summer EBT, this will only provide information about the Summer EBT Program.

To check your balance, you can:

  • Go to or download the “ConnectEBT” app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to create an account to view your current card balance and transaction history.
  • Call EBT Customer Service at 1-800-997-3333 to use the automated phone system to get your balance. Select your preferred language, then press 1 for EBT, then press 1 again to check your EBT card balance.
  • Check your last store receipt. 

Image of front and back of an example EBT card

Activating the EBT Card

Instructions on how to activate your Summer EBT card are included in the envelope with your card. If you have any problems activating your card, call the number on the back of your card (1-800-997-3333). 

Please do not call this number if you did not receive a Summer EBT card. If you did not receive a card, you must contact your school district to ensure they have determined your child as eligible and have the correct summer address for the student.

I’m having trouble activating my card, what should I do?

If prompted to enter the last four digits of the social security number, enter 0000. If you still have an issue, contact your school to confirm the DOB on file and use that DOB to activate your card. If you need additional assistance, call 1-800-997-3333. 

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