Summer-Electronic Benefit Transfer (S-EBT) 

The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT) Program helps families buy food during the summer months when school is not in session. Eligible families with receive $40/month per child ($120 total) to purchase groceries with funds placed on an EBT card.  

Details on eligibility for students and submitting the S-EBT file is outlined in the S-EBT Instructions for Schools resource below. 

For questions or support, please email submissions_CSI@csi.state.co.us

The 24-25 S-EBT intial submission closed on April 30. Benefit cards are expected to be issued by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) in June.

A corrections phase is now taking place through August 30 to correct data mistakes previously submitted and to add students that become eligible since the intital submission and before the start of the 24-25 school year (exact cut off date coming soon).

General Resources

Visit the Data Submissions Library for:

  • Data Submissions Handbook
  • Data Submissions Calendar
  • Troubleshooting Errors

File Layouts

File layouts provide guidance on the valid coding and definitions for each data element being collected and include notes specific to CSI schools.

System Resources

See the “Entering FRL Data in Student Information Systems” section of the CSI FRL Eligiblity Webpage.

    Submissions Training

    All school submissions contacts should review relevant training prior to starting the data collection. 

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