Summer EBT Assistance

USDA recently approved Arkansas’ 2024 Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) plan. The Arkansas Department of Human Services will manage and provide oversight of the program, which will provide funds for meals to students during the summer when school is not in session. 

Students who are already individually approved to receive free or reduced-priced meals or who already receive SNAP or TEA benefits will automatically receive $40 a month for three months ($120 total) on an EBT card. 

For students who are not already individually approved for free or reduced priced meals or who do not already receive SNAP or TEA benefits, their parents/guardians must complete an application, and approval will be based on household income. This includes students attending a Provision 2 or Community Eligibility Provision school. The household income guidelines for eligibility are the same as those for free and reduced priced meals.

Forms can be downloaded and printed out, or picked up at our local DHS office.
Once completed, they may be emailed or dropped off at our local DHS office.

If parents or guardians have any questions concerning the Summer EBT program, they should contact the Department of Human Services at the designated Summer EBT Email.