Summer EBT

If you had one or more children enrolled in Worcester Public Schools for the 2022-23 school year, you may be eligible for Summer EBT benefits. You can learn more about Summer EBT at https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-summer-ebt-program, where you’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions.

What Is Summer EBT?

Summer EBT takes the place of Summer P-EBT, which ended with the 2022-23 school year. The program provides $40 per month per child, paid in a one-time payment of $120, to help supplement the food budgets of qualifying families. Here’s what you need to know about Summer EBT.

Who Is Eligible for Summer EBT?

Students qualify for Summer EBT if during the 2023-2024 school year they:

OR

  • Were approved for Summer EBT or NSLP/SBP through an application.

How Do I Get Summer EBT?

If your children attended a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program/National School Breakfast Program, and your family receives SNAP, DTA cash benefits, certain types of MassHealth coverage, SSI, or were in foster care, they will be automatically enrolled in the Summer EBT program. In most cases, the DTA will automatically issue Summer EBT benefits to your family. You do not need to apply.

If your child attended a participating school, but your family or child do not receive any of the listed benefits, you may still qualify for Summer EBT if you meet the income limits, but you will have to apply.

Students who are not automatically enrolled in Summer EBT can apply online on DTA Connect starting June 15 or right now through a paper application with their school. Check with your child’s school to get a paper application to apply for Summer EBT.

You can apply for Summer EBT until September 7, 2024.

For More Information

For more information on the Summer EBT program, visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/summer-ebt-faq.

FRAC Fact Sheet on NSLP with more info and helpful examples

Does My Child's School Participate?

Not sure if your child’s school participates in the National School Lunch Program? All Worcester Public schools participate, as do a number of private and charter schools. Use the Search box above the table below to see if your school is one of them.

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