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Estimated Number of Summer EBT Eligible Children and Total Benefit Amounts

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Technical Assistance & Guidance

Estimates prepared for state budgeting purposes - see notes at bottom of table. USDA cautions against summing these figures to generate a national estimate of Summer EBT eligibility.

StatesSNAP/NAP EBT-recipient children: NSLP schools and non-NSLP schools (thousands)All other Summer EBT-eligible children who do not receive SNAP/NAP on EBT cards: NSLP schools (thousands)Total children eligible for Summer EBT (thousands)Estimated Summer EBT benefit totals*
Alaska292958$6,960,000
Alabama254292545$65,400,000
Arkansas103212315$37,800,000
Arizona303248550$66,000,000
California1,5962,2553,851$462,120,000
Colorado174163337$40,440,000
Connecticut124149273$32,760,000
District of Columbia473380$9,600,000
Delaware503080$9,600,000
Florida1,0261,1322,158$258,960,000
Georgia5685881,156$138,720,000
Hawaii4852100$12,000,000
Iowa93148240$28,800,000
Idaho4364107$12,840,000
Illinois6025431,145$137,400,000
Indiana215454669$80,280,000
Kansas73193266$31,920,000
Kentucky180420600$72,000,000
Louisiana300294594$71,280,000
Massachusetts331183515$61,800,000
Maryland203297500$60,000,000
Maine461663$7,560,000
Michigan584252836$100,320,000
Minnesota158255412$49,440,000
Missouri228201429$51,480,000
Mississippi181144324$38,880,000
Montana373168$8,160,000
North Carolina528440968$116,160,000
North Dakota162340$4,800,000
Nebraska8392175$21,000,000
New Hampshire231639$4,680,000
New Jersey277263540$64,800,000
New Mexico14775223$26,760,000
Nevada139213352$42,240,000
New York7671,2602,027$243,240,000
Ohio474363837$100,440,000
Oklahoma206197403$48,360,000
Oregon20589294$35,280,000
Pennsylvania5226441,166$139,920,000
Rhode Island382966$7,920,000
South Carolina232311543$65,160,000
South Dakota273057$6,840,000
Tennessee306338644$77,280,000
Texas1,3702,3823,752$450,240,000
Utah60138198$23,760,000
Virginia289502791$94,920,000
Vermont221235$4,200,000
Washington247259507$60,840,000
Wisconsin220181401$48,120,000
West Virginia10399202$24,240,000
Wyoming112032$3,840,000
American Samoanot applicable1414$1,680,000
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands01111$1,320,000
Guam17926$3,120,000
Puerto Rico165115280$33,600,000
Virgin Islands6612$1,440,000

*This table displays upper estimates for some states. Therefore, USDA cautions against summing these figures to generate a national estimate of Summer EBT eligibility. Summing these figures will generate a figure that exceeds USDA's best national estimate of eligibility.

Notes

  • USDA estimates from school year 2022-2023 state-reported data on School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (FNS-742) and State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS-834), and Report of School Program Operations (FNS-10).
  • For some states, these sources generate different estimates. Where USDA's preferred estimate (one that uses primary measures of eligibility and SNAP enrollment) falls significantly short of our alternate estimate (based on more highly aggregate data) USDA displays the higher figure. Given that the table displays upper estimates for some states, USDA cautions against summing these figures to generate a national estimate of Summer EBT eligibility. Summing these figures will generate a figure that exceeds USDA's best national estimate of eligibility.
  • Estimates for the territories are based on limited administrative and study data. 
  • USDA’s estimates are not a substitute for communication between the EBT processors and their customers for both the states and the territories.
  • Estimated benefit amounts assume all eligible children receive $120 in Summer EBT benefits for 2024. Actual numbers may vary. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2023 provides the authority to adjust benefit amounts in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Total benefits may differ once rates for those locations are determined.
Page updated: January 12, 2024