Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Information
WHAT IS P-EBT?
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provided temporary benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have received free or reduced-priced meals through the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) if school had not been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These benefits were issued in late Spring/Summer of 2020. Subsequently, Congress authorized a second issuance of P-EBT for the 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 school years. This second issuance will provide the equivalent monetary amount for the school breakfast, lunch, and snack to families of students who are enrolled in schools participating in the NSLP but are not attending in person to COVID-19.