California Electronic Benefit Transfer Project
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is the system used in California for the delivery, redemption, and reconciliation of issued public assistance benefits, such as CalFresh benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps and currently known federally as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits), California Food Assistance Program benefits, and cash aid benefits. EBT is used here in California, and is also used in the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
Recipients of public assistance in California access their issued benefits with the Golden State Advantage EBT card. California EBT cards can be used at more than 15,000 businesses and over 54,000 ATMs in California.
Select from the dark red menu bar above or the links on the right for more information related to California EBT.
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets, food stores, and farmers’ markets.
- E-Benefits California Website (apply here)
- County Websites
- County Assistance Telephone Numbers
- Electronic Benefit Transfer Regulations ORD No. 0202-04