How do children qualify for Summer EBT?

A child may be automatically enrolled: If the child participated in SNAP, TA, FDPIR, Medicaid or was reported by your school as eligible for free/reduced-price meals anytime in the current school year to the NYSED, they will be automatically enrolled in the Summer EBT program.


In some cases, if the child has not been reported by their school or district of enrollment to the NYSED as eligible for free/reduced-price meals by their school but is income eligible and attends an NSLP participating school, they can get Summer EBT by filling out a simple online application with OTDA at OTDA.NY.SummerEBT.