Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

  • If a child in your household usually attends a school building, is in preschool through 12th grade, and is eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program, they may be eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program if:

    • The school has been operating with reduced attendance or hours (for example, with a hybrid schedule) for at least five consecutive days OR
    • The school has been fully remote learning for at least five consecutive days OR
    • Your child has been quarantined for five consecutive days or more due to COVID-19

    Possible Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Summer Benefits Card Delay

    A delay has occurred in mailing the new summer P-EBT cards. For summer P-EBT, a child will receive a new P-EBT card if the child did not receive the school year 2020-2021 card after February of 2021. Please be aware that some households may have received a letter indicating that the new summer P-EBT card has already been received. However, new cards are not likely to arrive before the last week of July.

    Please note that P-EBT cards for the school year 2020-2021 received after February of 2021 should have the first $190 allocation of summer P-EBT already posted to the previously issued P-EBT card or the household SNAP card. The second allocation of $185 will occur on newly-mailed cards and existing P-EBT/SNAP cards in July. Schools are encouraged to communicate this information to households as much as possible.

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much will my child receive?

  • When will we receive our benefits?

  • How can we use the benefits?

  • How will we receive the benefits?