What is P-EBT?
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.