The following is a great resource to share with parents regarding a new EBT benefit. If families are already receiving SNAP they will automatically receive the benefit. If families have a free/reduced price lunch eligible child and are not a current SNAP beneficiary, they will need to apply.
Families of children who receive free or reduced price school meals or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools may now receive P-EBT benefits to help alleviate missed school meals during March, April, and May when children were not in school because of COVID-19.
Already receive SNAP or Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits?
- No application is necessary.
- Funds began arriving on EBT cards starting June 12.
Not on SNAP but qualify for free or reduced school meals?
- Apply for P-EBT online here.
- The application period ends June 29, 2020.
- You will need a valid email address and phone number to create an account.
P-EBT benefits will provide parents with $5.70 per child for each day that school was closed due to COVID-19. Benefits will be issued in two installments. The first installment will include financial assistance for meals in March and April, and the second installment will arrive later next month for meals missed in May.
Questions? Call the TDHS hotline – at 1-833-496-0661 and select option 3 – for information about the application or about receiving your benefit.
Please share this information with other families you know who might be eligible for P-EBT.
If you have problems connecting with someone or are unable to access the application contact Signe Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TJC will continue to share updates about P-EBT.
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