LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A new Michigan Summer EBT program will start on July 19th and provide eligible families with $120 per child for groceries during the summer.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the federal government has approved the state’s plan for the program. Families with a Bridge Card will receive a one-time payment of $120 per eligible child, while those without a card will be sent a pre-loaded one in the mail.

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Nearly 900,000 Michigan children are eligible for this grocery aid.