Center pleased to learn Nebraska will provide Summer-EBT for children


February 14, 2024

The Center for Rural Affairs welcomes this morning's news from Gov. Jim Pillen that Nebraska will participate in the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program.

"Approximately 150,000 school-aged children throughout Nebraska face food insecurity," said Carlie Jonas, policy associate with the center. "While Nebraska leaders have tried to address the issue in recent years by expanding eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to hundreds of additional families, further steps were necessary to ensure children in our state stay fed."

S-EBT grants qualifying families $120 per chi...

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