Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a federal program. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19-related school closures. P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food.
Eligibility for P-EBT:
1. The student must qualify for free or reduced-priced meals
2. The student must have been absent due to COVID-19
**Benefits are only allowed on planned school calendar days. Benefits are not allowed on weekends or holidays.
Applications should be returned/submitted NO LATER THAN JULY 29. For questions or assistance in completing the application forms, please contact Karen Gipson at 1-866-900-2001.