This summer families with eligible children will get additional SNAP benefits.
This program will cover summer and winter breaks.
Who is eligible?
Eligible children in Baltimore County will get $30 in monthly food stamps. The benefits will be distributed through June, July, and August. This is part of Maryland’s Summer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) for children. Find additional details here.
Qualifying children will also get $10 in December when winter break starts. Originally, only 10,000 kids in the area were expected to qualify. However, Governor Larry Hogan has expanded to summer program by $4.8 million.
Baltimore County plans to spend $1.2 million of its own funding and $1.5 from the state to implement this program.
SNAP recipients with children between 7 and 18 years old are eligible.
Other states with Summer SNAP
A provision in the American Rescue Act signed in 2021, has aimed to provide more than 30 million children funding for food during the summer. It is part of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). This started to help feed low-income children when they aren’t in school.
P-EBT has been available to school children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school years. All children under 6 but enrolled in SNAP are also eligible. However, your state must have a plan approved for the 2021-2022 school year. Some of the states that do are:
- American Samoa
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
How much you get in P-EBT will depend on your state and in-person attendance to school.