California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Project

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Project 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.

Beware of Scams!

Beware of Fake Smart Phone Apps and Internet scams. The State of California and the county that issues your benefits will never ask you to provide private EBT-related information by email or text message. If you receive a request to provide information in this way, you should contact your county's public assistance office.

Beware of fake smart-phone apps and Internet, email, and text-message scams. To find out more, click here.


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