The CNMI is preparing to launch a new permanent USDA program, Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer.

All school-aged kids enrolled in K-12 schools that participate in the public school system meals program and all school-aged kids up to age 17 receiving nap benefits are eligible. Those who enroll can receive $117 in S-EBT benefit coupons. Distribution dates are organized by the head of household's last name from July 15 to july 22.

CNMI PSS says that a helpline will be set up to receive calls and collect information if an eligible student does not get benefits.