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

CSI will be posting current information on the S-EBT collection here as we work our way through the collection. 

We are extending the intial submission deadline from 4/8 to 4/12 given the issues with extracting the S-EBT reports from IC and PS. 

With the final error clearance/state submission deadline of 4/25 (a few days prior to the final CDE deadline) that shortens the amount of time avaliable for file processing and clearing errors, so please be sure to try submitting by the extended deadline of 4/12.

All Schools–the S-EBT Instructions document linked on this webpage below was updated from the original version on 4/5. Any new/edited content is in yellow highlight. There is a revision date shown at the bottom of the document pages. We will update that date if any further changes are made and note when updates are made here. Additional updates were made on 4/8. 

For IC Schools, We do know at this time that IC will not have the S-EBT extract ready for this initial submission. Schools can go ahead and work on creating a file using the advise within our instructions document. If you pull the extract using the older P-EBT report as a starting point, then you’ll need to do that for both semesters and then merge the files. Again, see the instructions document for specifics. 

For PS Schools, you should update to the release version that includes the S-EBT extract. It is not recommended that you use the older P-EBT extract. See the instructions document for more detail. 

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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