- ALL FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION OFFICES
- JULIE GIBSON, DIRECTOR
- 2016 SUMMER ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER FOR CHILDREN (SEBTC) PROJECT
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) a demonstration grant to allow DSS to continue and expand the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) project. Income Maintenance Memorandum IM-#5, dated January 21, 2011, introduced the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration grant. Memorandum IM-#90, dated 11/16/2012, provides a summary of the 2012 SEBTC Demonstration Project. Memorandum #51, dated May 24, 2013, discussed the 2013 Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration project and Memorandum IM-# 47 dated 05/20/15 expanded the project into Mississippi County in 2015. In 2016, the project has been expanded to include Shannon County.
The children in Kansas City and St Louis who received SEBTC benefits in 2015 will be eligible to receive benefits in 2016, as long as they:
- attended school during the 2015-2016 school year,
- are still eligible for free/reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and
- still reside in the project area.
Siblings of these children who met the requirements above will also be eligible to receive benefits in 2016. Additional children were randomly selected in these areas.
In Mississippi County, all children in Charleston School District and all children who received free and reduced school meals through the National School Lunch Pogam (NSLP) in East Prairie School District are eligible to receive SEBTC benefits.
In 2016, the SEBTC project was expanded to include Shannon County. Children who received free or reduced meals through the NSLP in Shannon County school districts in the 2015-2016 school year and also received Food Stamp benefits are eligible for SEBTC benefits.
With the exception of payroll types for Mississippi County (SFM) added in 2015 and Shannon County (SFS) added this year, no additional changes were made to FAMIS screens. See detailed information provided in Memorandum IM-#25, dated 03/15/2012 about FAMIS screens related to SEBTC.
SEBTC Benefit Issuance
The additional summer benefit provides qualifying children (eligible for free or reduced-price school meals) with additional funds to use for their nutritional needs during the summertime. On May 27, 2016 the first payroll for SEBTC will run. Households will receive for each eligible child the below issuances:
$45 per child
for May - June 2016
on June 1, 2016
$45 per child
for July - August 2016
on July 1, 2016
SEBTC benefits that have not been used will be removed at 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2016. Once the SEBTC benefits are removed, they cannot be restored.
SEBTC benefits that are lost due to household misfortune or a lost/stolen EBT card cannot be reissued.
If an SEBTC-only household no longer has an EBT card, they may call either 1-800-997-7777 or the community partner/county office number for their region below. If the household needs to report an address change, the household should call the community partner/county office associated with the target geographical area:
ARCHS 1-314-373-5499 (for St. Louis)
LINC 1-816-410-8367 (for Kansas City)
MCCC 1-573-683-7551 (for Mississippi County)
FSD 1-573/226-3295, Ext. 0 (for Shannon County)
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.