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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Operating P-EBT During a Covered Summer Period - Q&As

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate P-EBT for school children and children in child care during a covered summer period.

Resource | Policy

Pandemic EBT - Summer 2022

FNS is releasing new guidance to assist states in the development of P-EBT plans for the summer of 2022.

Resource | Notices

Comment Request - SNAP Mobile Payment Pilots

FNS seeks comments on its plans to study the use of mobile payment technology for accessing SNAP benefits through smart phones, tablets, and other personal mobile devices in place of EBT cards.

Resource | Technical Assistance

WIC EBT Activities

WIC EBT activities

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

EBT State Directory

List of state EBT contacts.

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State EBT Equipment Program

Funding provided in state EBT equipment program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT in Schools

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Data

SNAP State Activity Reports

These are reports of state activity in SNAP.  The data they contain is state reported data or calculated from state reported data.

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Mobile Payment Pilot

The Agricultural Act of 2018  authorizes the use of mobile technologies for the purpose of accessing SNAP benefits for payment at the point-of-sale. This will allow SNAP participants to input their Electronic Benefit Transfer card into a mobile device and make SNAP purchases at the point-of-sale without the presence of the EBT card.