Summer EBT Program for Eligible Families

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Summer EBT Program for Eligible Families

In June, Minnesota will launch Summer EBT, a new grocery benefits program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out ($40 per month). Summer is a time when many children lose the free meals they get at school, and when households might need a little extra help putting meals on the table. Most families will get these benefits automatically, but some parents will need to apply.

Families who already applied and were approved for Educational Benefits:

  • Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in ParentVUE, including your name, address and phone number.

Families who have NOT completed an application for Educational Benefits:

  • Complete an application for Educational Benefits online on SchoolCafé. You will receive a letter letting you know if your child qualifies. 
  • You will need to complete the application again in August to qualify for 2025 benefits. 
  • Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in ParentVUE, including your name, address and phone number.

Summer EBT Benefits will be distributed by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Human Services during the summer months. Want to learn more? Call the Summer EBT helpline at 651-431-4608 or visit the MN Summer EBT web page.

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Summer EBT Program for Eligible Families

Beginning this summer, the state of Minnesota will help families with eligible school-age children buy groceries during the summer. Eligible families will receive $120 per child, starting in June.

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