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USDA Webinar for Rural Non-Congregate Meal Service

The Interim Final Rule (IFR) entitled “Establishing the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Program and Rural Non-congregate Option in the Summer Meal Programs” is now posted and available for public review. The IFR is expected to be published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2023. For more information, please visit the Interim Final Rule: Establishing the Summer EBT Program and Rural Non-Congregate Option in the Summer Meal Programs web page External link opens in new window or tab..

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to host an implementation webinar for summer meal program operators. All interested summer meal program operators are encouraged to attend.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Registration is available for the Webinar for Summer Meals Sponsors and Program Operators: Interim Final Rule for Non-Congregate Summer Meal Service for Rural Areas External link opens in new window or tab..

For questions about non-congregate summer meal service in rural areas, please contact the Summer Nutrition Programs and Grants Unit at


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 03, 2024
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