Each state and Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) which plans to operate the Summer EBT Program must notify the Secretary by Jan. 1 of each year of its intent to do so. For FY 2024, states and ITOs must submit a notice of intent (NOI) affirming that the CN state agency, the SNAP state agency, and/or any other public agency partners, as appropriate, are committed to administering the Summer EBT Program in the subsequent summer.
This notice will not bind the state or ITO to administer the program in 2024 should unforeseen challenges present an absolute barrier to implementation. For states, the NOI must name the Summer EBT coordinating agency and any partner agencies and include the authorized signatory for both agencies. For ITOs, the NOI must name the administering agency and include the authorized signatory for that agency.
Submission of an NOI is prerequisite for receiving FY24 administrative funds. States and ITOs may use the NOI attached or submit a notice that provides substantially the same information.
NOI to Administer Summer EBT in FY 24
[Blank for agency name] and [blank for partnering agency name, if applicable] hereby notify USDA FNS of intent to administer the Summer EBT Program in [state or ITO] in fiscal year 2024. The coordinating Summer EBT agency will be [name]. The partnering Summer EBT agency will be [name].
We understand that submission of this notice of intent may allow [state or ITO] to access an initial allotment of Summer EBT administrative funds. However, we acknowledge that full access to administrative funds will not be granted until FNS has approved our FY 2024 Summer EBT interim Plan for Operation and Management (iPOM).
[coordinating agency authorized signatory]
[partnering agency authorized signatory]