Evans Reminds Government Agencies, Organizations: Applications Due Jan. 2 for Summer EBT Projects to Keep Kids Fed

December 18, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) is reminding government agencies and organizations that Jan. 2 is the deadline to apply for Summer EBT projects to test innovative strategies for keeping children from going hungry during the summer. 

“Grants ranging from $500,000 to $5 million will be available on a competitive basis. If your government agency or organization is interested in applying, now is the time to act,” said Evans, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and fought to protect anti-hunger programs in the new 5-year federal farm bill.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to work with grant recipients to evaluate how Summer EBT can best be deployed as a complement of existing nutrition assistance options, and to test innovative strategies for building and operating Summer EBT projects efficiently, effectively, and with integrity.

Evans said more information about the grant program is available at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310059.

USDA’s published Summer EBT studies are posted online at https://www.fns.usda.gov/ops/summer-electronic-benefit-transfer-children-sebtc. One key finding was that Summer EBT reduced the most severe category of food insecurity among children during the summer by one-third.

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Media Contact: Ben Turner, Ben.Turner@mail.house.gov

 

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