Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) Demonstration: Summary Report

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates, Inc. in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research and Maximus
Aug 07, 2015
Ann M. Collins, Ronette Briefel, Jacob Alex Klerman, Anne Wolf, Gretchen Rowe, Chris Logan, Ayesha Enver, Syeda Fatima, Anne Gordon, and Julia Lyskawa

The demonstration showed that the program can be implemented, using either the SNAP or WIC model, at a large scale, in a range of communities, and with a variety of implementation approaches. Nearly all households that received benefits used them, and that the households that used benefits at least once used the vast majority of the benefits issued to them. Of highest policy relevance, the impact evaluation shows that receiving benefits improves children’s food security and nutrition.


Evaluating the Summer Food for Children Household-Based Demonstrations


U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

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