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Establishing the Summer EBT Program and Rural Non-Congregate Option in the Summer Meals Program

Publication Date
Resource type
Federal Register Documents
Interim Final Rule
Comment Period End Date


The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is extending for 120 days the public comment period on the interim final rule, “Establishing the Summer EBT Program and Rural Non-Congregate Option in the Summer Meal Programs”, which published in the Federal Register on Dec. 29, 2023. This action extends the public comment period from April 29, 2024, to Aug. 27, 2024, to give the public additional time to prepare and submit comments.


The comment period of the interim final rule published Dec. 29, 2023, at 88 FR 90230, is extended through Aug. 27, 2024. To be assured of consideration, written comments on this interim final rule must be received on or before Aug. 27, 2024.

Request for Comments

The Food and Nutrition Service invites interested persons to submit comments on this interim final rule. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Send comments to Community Meals Policy Division, Food and Nutrition Service, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314.

All written comments submitted in response to this interim final rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the substance of the comments and the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be subject to public disclosure. USDA will make the written comments publicly available on the internet via

Page updated: April 19, 2024