Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program


What is the Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program?

The Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program, or Summer P-EBT, helps families with the cost of food for children during the summer months. If your family qualifies, help is available for children ages 0-5 and school-age children.

This program is a partnership between the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and the USDA, Food and Nutrition Services.


What do I need to know about P-EBT?

Who qualifies for P-EBT?
  • Children ages 0-5 who received SNAP benefits from September 2022 through May 11, 2023.
  • School-age children that were eligible for free or reduced-priced meals during the 2022/2023 school year.
How do I apply?

Children ages 0-5 do not need to apply as eligibility is based on SNAP participation.

Families with school-age children will need to apply online.

Apply now for school-age children

How much is the Summer P-EBT benefit?

For children ages 0-5 the amount will be based on the months each child received SNAP. The total benefit amount will range from $19 - $171 for each eligible child.

For school-age children the amount will be determined based on the child’s eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. The total benefit amount is $120.

How will my child receive Summer P-EBT?

Summer P-EBT benefits will be placed on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

For children ages 0-5 that were receiving SNAP, the Summer P-EBT benefit will be placed on the same card SNAP benefits were issued to.

If you no longer have the EBT card for SNAP, you can request a replacement card from the FIS Customer Service Helpline at 1.800.630.4655.

Families with school-age children will be mailed an EBT card at the address indicated on your application.

If you also received SNAP, you will receive a new card just for Summer P-EBT. 

What do I need to know about the EBT card?

Activation instructions will be included with the card.

Cards are accepted at SNAP authorized food retailers. A list of authorized food retailers can be found at

A mobile app for managing your account, ebtEDGE, is available Apple Store and Google Play.

For more information visit the EBT webpage.

When will my child receive the benefit?

For children ages 0-5 benefits will be issued mid-June.

The timing of benefits for school-age children will be based on when the family applies.

Who can help if I have questions?

For questions about the program, contact the Summer P-EBT hotline: