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Info on summer EBT program for children coming in mid-May

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health‘s Women, Infants and Children Program, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will be administering the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children Program.

The program provides food benefits to households with children receiving free and reduced lunch and breakfast at school, who would miss out during summer months when school isn’t in session. The program uses the WIC framework to deliver food benefits on EBT cards that can be used at WIC authorized stores throughout the state to purchase WIC eligible foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, milk and cereal.

Households with students who participated in the past, still living in the demonstration counties — Douglas, Lyon, and Washoe — and still eligible for the School Free and Reduced Lunch program, are eligible to participate in 2015.

Eligible households will be notified of the program by mail and should expect to receive materials in the middle of May informing them of the program, explaining how the program works, and what food benefits they will be receiving.

For more information about the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, go to http://health.nv.gov. For questions, call Lauren Dalton at 775-684-3473.