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Summer EBT Distribution for the 2023-24 Academic School Year

Robert Sutherland

Tennessee Set to Begin Summer EBT Distribution for the 2023-24 Academic School Year to Improve Food Access for Children During the 2024 Summer Break

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services today announced that the department, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, has launched the Summer EBT Program for the 2023-24 academic school year.

Summer EBT is a new supplemental nutrition benefit program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. Most families will get these benefits automatically if their child is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Families First (TANF), and/or TennCare, but some parents will need to apply. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will distribute Summer EBT benefits based on records provided by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), school districts, and through funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.

Please view the attached PDF file for complete information and eligibility requirements.