Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT)

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What is P-EBT?

P-EBT is a federal program created in Spring 2020 to provide additional funds for families to buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19. To be eligible, the student must qualify for free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program. This includes any student in a school that provided free meals to all students.
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Pandemic EBT Program: Additional Food Support for Students During COVID-19

All hybrid and remote students who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals in our school will get Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds through the 2020-2021 school year. This does not include homeschooled students.


P-EBT funds can be used to help you buy healthy food for your student and family. It’s important to stay healthy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you got P-EBT in the past, you will get one issuance at the end of December to cover October and November school days. Check your P-EBT or EBT card by calling the number on the back of the card. If you are new to P-EBT, look for a letter in the mail in January or check the EBT card you already have for funds. If you no longer have your P-EBT card, go to dtaconnect.com/pebt to request a new one.


Visit www.MAp-EBT.org for help.

IMPORTANT: Using P-EBT does not impact you or your student’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to this program.

How much will I get?

  • Eligible students in a fully remote learning situation will get $117.20 per month.

  • Eligible students in a hybrid learning situation will get $58.60 per month.

  • Students attending school either half-day or fully in person are not eligible for P-EBT.

How will I get P-EBT funds in 2021?

Each month, funds will be added to your card on the 25th of each month for the month before. Example: your February P-EBT funds will be based on your students’ learning situation in January.


  • I got P-EBT in the past on a P-EBT card: Starting in January, check your P-EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

  • I got P-EBT in the past on my DTA EBT card: Starting in January, check your EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

  • If you are new to P-EBT:

    • If you get SNAP and/or TAFDC, check your DTA EBT card for funds.

    • If you do NOT get SNAP and/or TAFDC, you will get a letter in the mail from the DTA. You will also get a P-EBT card in the mail in a different envelope. KEEP THE LETTER UNTIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN AND PINNED THE CARD. The letter has your students’ case number that you need to PIN the card.

No longer have your P-EBT card?

Request a replacement card at DTAconnect.com/pebt. If you need help getting a new card, contact Sarah Angelovski @ sangelovski@attleboroschools.com. If you need a new EBT card, call DTA at 1-877-382-2363

How do I activate my P-EBT Card?

Need more food help?

  • If you are eligible for P-EBT you are likely eligible for SNAP, ongoing monthly food funds. Check your eligibility and apply at DTAConnect.com.

  • You can also get FREE grab and go school meals at any school. Find a site near you atwww.meals4kids.org/find-meal-site.